‘Twister’ and ‘Titanic’ star Bill Paxton dead at 61

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Well-known actor Bill Paxton has died at the age of 61, his family confirmed to ABC News Sunday.

The Texas native was famous for his work in the films Weird Science, True Lies, Aliens, Titanic, Twister, Apollo 13 and 2 Guns. He also appeared in the TV series Big Love, Hatfields & McCoys, Agents of Shield and Training Day.

“It is with heavy hearts we share the news that Bill Paxton has passed away due to complications from surgery,” his family said in a statement. “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.”

TMZ, which also confirmed the actor’s death, said he has been married to Louise Newbury for 30 years and has two children.

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