Bill Paxton

Bill Paxton was an American actor and filmmaker He first rose to fame for his role in the 1985 film, Weird Science. Some of his most notable films include Aliens (1986), Apollo 13 (1995), Twister (1996), Edge of Tomorrow (2014) and Nightcrawler (2014). He also starred on HBO's Big Love from 2006 to 2011. Paxton was also known for directing the films Frailty (2001), in which he also starred, and The Greatest Game Ever Played (2005). He died in February 2017 at the age of 61 due to complications from heart surgery.
Bill Paxton
Full Name
William Paxton
Hometown
Fort Worth, TX
Born
05/17/1955
Died
02/25/2017 (Age: 61)

FAQs

How did Bill Paxton die?

Bill Paxton died of a stroke on Feb. 25, 2017, days after undergoing open-heart surgery. In February 2022, Paxton's family reached a settlement with an anesthesiologist medical group in a wrongful death suit filed after his death.

Who was Bill Paxton married to?

Bill Paxton was married twice. He was married to Kelly Rowan from 1979 to 1980 and Louise Newbury from 1987 until his death in 2017.

Where is Bill Paxton buried?

Bill Paxton's ashes are buried at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Hollywood Hills, California.

What part did Bill Paxton play in 'Titanic'?

In 'Titanic,' Bill Paxton played Brock Lovett, a treasure hunter searching for the large diamond known as the "Heart of the Ocean.'

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