Rest in Peace: Aliens Actor Bill Paxton Dead at 61

Bill Paxton, the prolific and versatile actor of Aliens, Titanic, Tombstone, Twister, Predator 2, The Terminator, True Lies, and many other projects, has passed away due to complications related to a recent surgical procedure.

Born on May 17th, 1955 in Fort Worth, Texas, Bill Paxton rose to Hollywood stardom in the mid eighties after small roles in films like Stripes. He has the distinct credit of being the only actor to be killed by both a Predator and an Alien from the two hit Fox franchises. Paxton’s Private Hudson in Aliens is known to have some of the most quotable lines in all of the franchise, including the classic, “Game over, man. Game over!”

Beyond his famous genre roles, Paxton practiced his craft in other recent works, such as the television shows Big Love and Training Day. He remained a staple in major science fiction works right up until the end of his career, working on projects like Edge of Tomorrow and the Call of Duty video game series.

A family representative has issued the following statement to the press:

“It is with heavy hearts we share the news that Bill Paxton has passed away due to complications from surgery. 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. Bill’s passion for the arts was felt by all who knew him, and his warmth and tireless energy were undeniable. We ask to please respect the family’s wish for privacy as they mourn the loss of their adored husband and father.”

May Mr. Paxton remain in the thoughts and hearts of movie lovers all over the globe.

 

John Evans
John Evans
John has loved movie monsters for as far back as he can remember. He's since collected up as many comics, statues, and autographed material related to movies and music that he can get his hands on. He is particularly interested in the critical and analytical discussion of the best stories the horror genre has to offer. One of his largest works on the topic is a study on the portrayals of people with disabilities in horror films.

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