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)
Bill Paxton was notoriously one of the nicest people in the industry. He also gave us some of the all-time most iconic movie moments.— Jordan Peele (@JordanPeele) February 26, 2017
Twitter was quickly full of tributes from other Hollywood stars.
Devastated by the sudden loss of my close friend and one of the finest actors in the business, Bill Paxton. Renaissance man, raconteur and— Rob Lowe (@RobLowe) February 26, 2017
Condolences to the family of Bill Paxton. I just heard the news. 😢— William Shatner (@WilliamShatner) February 26, 2017
The Bill Paxton news is going to stab the heart of every film nerd who grew up in the eighties (and more). I'm no different :(— Stuart Barr (@MaxRenn) February 26, 2017
Fans remembered his most iconic roles.
I am so saddened by Bill Paxton's passing. Had the pleasure of meeting him a few times in recent years and he was truly the loveliest guy.— edgarwright (@edgarwright) February 26, 2017
Paxton will likely be mentioned at tonight's Oscars.