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After four decades in film, a Hollywood standby has died Jemal Countess/Getty Images
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 18: Actor Bill Paxton of Training Day attends the 2016 CBS Upfront at The Plaza on May 18, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images)

TMZ is reporting that Bill Paxton, of “Twister,” “Apollo 13,” “Aliens,” Titanic,” “Hatfields and McCoys” and more, has died, according to family. “It is with heavy hearts we share the news that Bill Paxton has passed away,” they say. Paxton, 61, passed away suddenly from complications from surgery.

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He was working on “Training Day,” a CBS series. He leaves behind his wife, Louise Newbury, and their two sons.

In their statement, the family said “Bill’s passion for the arts was felt by all who knew him, and his warmth and tireless energy were undeniable.”

Patrick is a content editor for Rare.
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