Legendary actor/director Bill Paxton has passed away at the age of 61 unexpectedly after complications from surgery.
Paxton has played some of the most amazing characters in the horror genre over the years. He played Private Hudson in James Cameron’s Aliens as well as Severen in Kathryn Bigelow’s Near Dark. He also starred in The Terminator, Predator 2 and the Tales from the Crypt episode People Who Live in Brass Hearses.
Outside of horror, one of my favorite roles of his was in Weird Science. Just a few other films of his that you may have heard of include One False Move, Tombstone, True Lies, Twister, Titanic and A Simple Plan.
Paxton made his directorial debut with horror film Frailty, which he also starred in. This one is in my top ten horror movies of all time.