Bill Paxton at the 2015 Critics' Choice Television Awards (Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)

Family representative says Bill Paxton, who played an astronaut in "Apollo 13," has died from surgery complications

Actor Bill Paxton dies from surgery complications on Oscar night, leaving the entertainment community stunned again


The Associated Press
February 26, 2017 9:30PM (UTC)

LOS ANGELES — A family representative says prolific and charismatic actor Bill Paxton, who played an astronaut in "Apollo 13" and a treasure hunter in "Titanic," has died from complications due to surgery.

The family representative issued a statement Sunday on the death. Further details were not provided.

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Paxton, a Texas native, got his start in films in the art department on Roger Corman movies in the '70s before getting a chance to go in front of the camera.

 He quickly became a favorite of director James Cameron through the '80s and '90s, appearing in films such as "The Terminator," ''Aliens" and "Titanic."

The statement says "Bill's passion for the arts was felt by all who knew him and his warmth and tireless energy were undeniable."

The family requested privacy at this time.


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