Bill Paxton well known for his rolls in Titanic, Apollo 13, Aliens, Twister, Big Love, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and most recently Training Day died Saturday February 26, 2017, at the Age of 61, due to complications of surgery.
Paxton recently completed 4 episodes in a reboot of Antoine Fuqua’s acclaimed movie Training Day. CBS recently purchased 13 episodes of the new TV show as a mid-season replacement. The new Training Day begins 15 years into the future where Paxton plays a seasoned detective.
CBS and WBTV released a joint statement:
We are shocked and deeply saddened this morning by the news of Bill Paxton’s passing. Bill was, of course, a gifted and popular actor with so many memorable roles on film and television. His colleagues at CBS and Warner Bros. Television will also remember a guy who lit up every room with infectious charm, energy and warmth, and as a great storyteller who loved to share entertaining anecdotes and stories about his work. All of us here offer our deepest sympathy to his wife, Louise, and his two children.
Paxton is survived by is survived by his two children, James and Lydia Paxton, and his wife of 30 years Louise Newbury.