Bill Paxton, 61, dies from surgery complications

Versatile actor Bill Paxton, who played everything from sadistic Chet in "Weird Science" to astronaut Fred Heise in "Apollo 13" along with smaller roles in "Alien," "Stripes," "True Lies," "Titanic" to lead roles in "Twister" and HBO's "Big Love" passed away this weekend due to complications from heart surgery. He was 61.

Storm chasers who loved "Twister" saluted him today with his initials on their map:


And below is a (very) quick look at some of his most memorable roles. He truly was a versatile actor!

 

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