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Bill Paxton of 'Titanic' and 'Twister' died from a stroke that was triggered by surgery


UPDATE: March 6 at 4:08 p.m.

Bill Paxton's died from a stroke which was triggered by valve replacement surgery, according to the actor's death certificate, which was obtained by TMZ.

Paxton previously suffered an aortic aneurysm and underwent surgery to correct it on Feb. 14. 

Complications from that corrective surgery then triggered the stroke that claimed his life on Feb. 25. 


Actor Bill Paxton died Saturday after complications from surgery, a family representative said in a statement. He was 61.

Paxton  appeared in "Terminator," "Aliens, "Apollo 13," "Twister" and "Titanic." He won an Emmy for his work on the TV show "Hatfields and McCoys" and was nominated for four Golden Globe awards.

The full statement is below.

“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.”

Here's a look at Paxton through the years. ( All photos by Associated Press)

Twitter was quickly full of tributes from other Hollywood stars.

Fans remembered his most iconic roles.

Paxton will likely be mentioned at tonight's Oscars.

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