Both friends and fans of Bill Paxton are trying to process the news of his sudden death.
A representative for his family said in a statement Sunday that Paxton, best known for films like “Titanic” and “Apollo 13,” died due to complications from surgery. He was 61.
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"A loving husband and father, Bill began his career in Hollywood working on films in the art department and went on to have an illustrious career spanning four decades as a beloved and prolific actor and filmmaker,” the statement read.
There are already a number of loving tributes to Paxton on social media. Tom Hanks, who along with Paxton stars in the upcoming film “The Circle,” called him a “wonderful man.”
Charlize Theron, who appeared with Paxton in “Mighty Joe Young,” described him as a “great friend ... AND one of the finest actors to share a set with.”
Jamie Lee Curtis fondly remembered her “True Lies” co-star with this photo and message.
In a series of tweets, Rob Lowe said he was “devastated” by the loss of his close friend and “Frank & Jesse” castmate, whom he referred to as a “renaissance man, raconteur and uniquely American national treasure.”
Julie Benz shared a picture of herself with Paxton, with whom she worked on the current TV series “Training Day,” a follow-up to the movie of the same name.
“Rest In Peace my sweet friend,” she wrote.
Here are some of the other tributes to Paxton on social media: