Bill Paxton, star of '80s and '90s genre films and TV, dead at 61

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Bill Paxton at the 2017 Television Critics Association Press Tour for Bill Paxton at the 2017 Television Critics Association Press Tour for "Training Day."

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Bill Paxton, whose presence across dozens of genre films in the '80s and '90s made him a uniquely familiar face, has died, Mashable has confirmed. He was 61.

Paxton died Saturday, with the cause cited as "complications from surgery" in a statement from his family:

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.

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