This morning, TMZ is reporting that actor Bill Paxton, star of films like Apollo 13, Twister, and HBO's series Big Love died on Saturday due to complications from surgery. He was 61.
Michael Del Moro, a segment producer at Good Morning America, confirmed this news via Twitter.
ABC confirms actor Bill Paxton has died at 61. Representatives for the family: pic.twitter.com/cjgKtDufDj— Michael Del Moro (@MikeDelMoro) February 26, 2017
Paxton's acting career spans back to 1975, and has included roles (major and minor) in everything from Aliens and Terminator to Weird Science and Titanic. He even starred alongside Ice Cube and Ice T in 1992's Trespass, playing a firefighter on the hunt for gold. His most recent role had him cast as Detective Frank Roarke in CBS' adaptation of Training Day.
Actors William Shatner, Elijah Wood, and others have expressed their condolences on Twitter.
Condolences to the family of Bill Paxton. I just heard the news. 😢— William Shatner (@WilliamShatner) February 26, 2017
What a lovely, warm and kind human. So sad to hear of Bill Paxton's passing.— Elijah Wood (@elijahwood) February 26, 2017
No!!! Bill Paxton passed away at 61. RIP a fine actor. 😞— Dean Cain (@RealDeanCain) February 26, 2017
RIP Bill Paxton 1955 - 2017— Zach Galligan (@zwgman) February 26, 2017
Another one gone too soon. pic.twitter.com/8bfbwvBS9S
The loss of #BillPaxton is beyond crushing. Once again, an icon, far too young, gone far too soon. 😢 Goodbye Private Hudson.— Josh Gad (@joshgad) February 26, 2017
"Game over man, game over." RIP Bill Paxton. Your services are needed elsewhere...you will be missed.— Exhibitor Relations (@ERCboxoffice) February 26, 2017
Paxton was married to Louise Newbury and is survived by two children.
We will continue to update this story as new information comes in.