Subscribe to newsletters HERE: http://cbsn.ws/1RqHw7TGet your news on the go! Subsequent film work included another horror sequel, Predator 2 (1990), the western Tombstone (1993), the black comedy The Last Supper (1995), the Terms of Endearment sequel The Evening Star (1996) and the enjoyable mountaineering adventure Vertical Limit (2000). Paxton’s fame rose in the 1990s thanks to roles such as Morgan Earp in Tombstone (1993), Fred Haise in Apollo 13 (1995), the lead role in the 1996 hit Twister and as treasure hunter Brock Lovett in Titanic (1997). He is set to appear alongside Tom Hanks and Emma Watson later this year in The Circle, which is in post-production. His death was unexpected overnight […] I was able 2tell him so when we met yrs ago. In 1987 he married Louise Newbury: she survives him, along with their children, James, who is also an actor, and Lydia. They both starred in the 1989 film Next Of Kin with Patrick Swayze and Helen Hunt. The actor is survived by his two children, James and Lydia Paxton, and his wife of 30 years Louise Newbury. They went places together: His other Apollo 13 co-star Kevin Bacon added he was 'hilarious', She loved him: Bette Midler said she was a big fan and sends sympathy to his family, Gone too soon: Paxton has died at the age of 61 due of complications following a surgery, his family said. He was in a host of Hollywood hits, including Twister, and had an Emmy for Hatfields and McCoys. Apollo 13 actor Bill Paxton revealed to a director he was nervous about the heart surgery that caused his untimely death at age 61. Paxton later met his second wife Louise Newbury on a bus in London when she was a teenager, Paxton recently said he was 'thrilled' to have his son James Paxton, 22, to guest-star on an episode of the CBS series Training Day. Bill Paxton is gone. Wife of impeachment witness Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman accuses Trump of putting their 'family in danger' and... 'I'm working with whoever is in power': Ice Cube defends helping Trump on plan for black Americans as he's... 'Lock him up! His friendship was a blessing. His television credits include a lead role in HBO’s Big Love, for which he earned three Golden Globe nominations, as well as Hatfields and McCoys. (Paxton Sr had roles in six of Raimi’s films, including A Simple Plan and the Spider-Man trilogy.) • William Paxton, actor, born 17 May 1955; died 25 February 2017, Actor known for his roles in Aliens, Titanic, Twister and Apollo 13. Renaissance man, raconteur and uniquely American national treasure,” Lowe wrote in a series of tweets. Paxton is set to appear alongside Tom Hanks, who he originally shared the screen with in Apollo 13, later this year in The Circle. Another fan: Cary Elwes said it was 'very sad to hear about Bill Paxton. Paxton was starring with Justin Cornwell in the new cop drama Training Day, which picks up 15 years after the 2001 Denzel Washington and Ethan Hawke film of the same name. Actor Rob Lowe posted a series of tweets that sent his condolences to his family and said: 'Devastated by the sudden loss of my close friend and one of the finest actors in the business, Bill Paxton. Hanx.'. In the HBO series Big Love (2006-11), he was Bill Henrickson, another character who feels he should be enjoying life far more than he is. Benz’s tweet was followed by tributes from more Training Day costars including Drew Van Aker and Katrina Law. ', Cary Elwes of The Princess Bride fame said it was 'very sad to hear about Bill Paxton. Stocky, with a knack for conveying bareknuckle vitality as well as a more considered intelligence and tenderness, he cropped up initially in some of the sparkiest pulp films of the 1980s, including Kathryn Bigelow’s highly original vampire movie Near Dark (1987).