WATCH: Actor Bill Paxton dies suddenly after surgery
In a statement to TMZ, the Paxton family said, “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.”
Paxton starred in a string of hit movies including "Twister," "Aliens," and "Titanic."
He was nominated for an Emmy for his performance in the miniseries "Hatfields & McCoys."
Paxton was on a CBS series, "Training Day" at the time of his death.