Actor Bill Paxton dies at 61 due to complications from surgery

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Bill Paxton has died at 61.

The beloved actor and filmmaker, known for his roles in "Titanic," "Aliens" and 'Twister," passed away on Saturday after experiencing complications from surgery, according to TMZ.

Paxton reportedly underwent heart surgery and had complications post-op and suffered a fatal stroke.

The Texas native, who began acting in the 1970s, was on CBS show "Training Day" at the time of his passing. He recently revealed to People that his son scored a guest role alongside him in the hit drama.

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Bill Paxton (Photo by Kurt Krieger/Corbis via Getty Images)
THE TONIGHT SHOW WITH JAY LENO -- Episode 924 -- Pictured: (l-r) Actor Bill Paxton during an interview with host Jay Leno on May 16, 1996 -- (Photo by: Margaret C. Norton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE TONIGHT SHOW WITH JAY LENO -- Episode 1820 -- Pictured: (l-r) Actor Bill Paxton, and journalist Maria Bartiromo during an interview with host Jay Leno on April 20, 2000 -- (Photo by: Paul Drinkwater/Network/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
Tom Rothman, Chairman of Fox Filmed Entertainment, Shaquille O'Neal, and Bill Paxton at the arrivals for the premiere of Planet of the Apes at the Ziegfield Theatre in New York City on July 24, 2001.(photo by Gabe Palacio/ImageDirect)
Bill Paxton at the world premiere of the 20th Century Fox film 'Planet of the Apes' at the Ziegfeld Theater in New York City. Photo: Evan Agostini/ImageDirect
BURBANK, CA - MARCH 31: Actor Bill Paxton appears on 'The Tonight Show with Jay Leno' at the NBC Studios on March 31, 2003 in Burbank, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Canadian director James Cameron (R) and US actor and director Bill Paxton pose for photographers with 3D glasses upon arrival at the palais des festivals before the screening of Cameron's 'Ghosts of the abyss', a documentary on the wreck of Titanic, during the 56th Cannes film festival 17 May 2003. AFP PHOTO FRANCOIS GUILLOT / AFP / FRANCOIS GUILLOT (Photo credit should read FRANCOIS GUILLOT/AFP/Getty Images)
THE TONIGHT SHOW WITH JAY LENO -- Episode 2541 -- Pictured: (l-r) Actor Bill Paxton during an interview with host Jay Leno on August 8, 2003 -- (Photo by: Paul Drinkwater/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
Bill Paxton, Orlando Bloom and Frank E. Flowers, director (Photo by James Devaney/WireImage)
THE TONIGHT SHOW WITH JAY LENO -- Air Date 09/27/2005 -- Episode 3009 -- Pictured: (l-r) Actress Jennifer Garner, actor Bill Paxton during an interview with host Jay Leno on September 27, 2005 (Photo by Paul Drinkwater/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
Bill Paxton and Petra Nemcova during 2007 White House Correspondents Dinner - Bloomberg News Cocktail Party at Washington Hilton in Washington DC, United States. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 10: Actor Bill Paxton and Dodgers player Andre Ethier on the field at at Dodger Stadium on June 10, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
Actors Neal McDonough and Bill Paxton arrive at HBO's premiere of The Pacific held at Grauman's Chinese Theatre on February 24, 2010 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 22: (L-R) Actors Ginnifer Goodwin, Bill Paxton and Jeanne Tripplehorn speak onstage at the 13th Annual Costume Designers Guild Awards with presenting sponsor Lacoste held at The Beverly Hilton hotel on February 22, 2011 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for CDG)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 22: (L-R) Actors Samuel L. Jackson; Bill Paxton, and Billy Bob Thornton pose at the 13th Annual Costume Designers Guild Awards with presenting sponsor Lacoste held at The Beverly Hilton hotel on February 22, 2011 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 05: Actors Bill Paxton (L) and Gina Carano attend Relativity Media's premiere of 'Haywire' after party co-hosted by Playboy held at DGA Theater on January 5, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Relativity Media)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 23: Actor Bill Paxton (R) and wife Louise Newbury arrive at the 64th Primetime Emmy Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on September 23, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Barry King/FilmMagic)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JUNE 12: Host Jenna Elfman (L) and actor Bill Paxton onstage at the 2012 Women In Film Crystal + Lucy Awards held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on June 12, 2012 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images For Women In Film Crystal + Lucy Awards)
SAN DIEGO, CA - JULY 20: In this handout photo provided by WBTV, 'Edge of Tomorrow' stars (L-R) Tom Cruise, Emily Blunt and Bill Paxton at the Warner Bros. booth during Comic-Con 2013 on July 20, 2013 in San Diego, California.(Photo by Chris Frawley/WBTV via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 29: Bill Paxton attends the '2 Guns' New York Premiere at SVA Theater on July 29, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)
ANAHEIM, CA - APRIL 19: Actor Bill Paxton attends WonderCon Anaheim 2014 - Day 2 held at Anaheim Convention Center on April 19, 2014 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Albert L. Ortega/Getty Images)
MARVEL'S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. - 'End of the Beginning - Agents Garrett (Bill Paxton) and Triplett are back to help Coulson's team track down S.H.I.E.L.D.'S nefarious enemy - the Clairvoyant. But will Deathlok destroy them all to protect his master's identity? 'Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' airs TUESDAY, APRIL 1 (8:00-9:01 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Kelsey McNeal/ABC via Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - MAY 31: Actors Bill Paxton (L) and Olivier Martinez attend the 5th Annual Critics' Choice Television Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on May 31, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Joe Scarnici/Getty Images for FIJI Water)
LOS ANGELES - SEPTEMBER 9: 'Wages of Sin' -- Pictured: Bill Paxton as Frank Rourke. Deputy Chief Lockhart opens an internal investigation into a past shooting which could cost Frank his badge and freedom, forcing Kyle to help Frank clear his name or risk losing the one man who could help him solve his father's murder, on TRAINING DAY, THURSDAY, MARCH 2 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT), on the CBS Television Network. (Photo by Darren Michaels/CBS via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 30: (EDITORS NOTE: image converted to black and white) Actor Bill Paxton attends the premiere of Momentum Pictures' 'Wheeler' at the Vista Theatre on January 30, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Tullberg/Getty Images)
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"I was thrilled to have my son [James, 22,] guest-star on the eighth episode of 'Training Day,'" Paxton said. "He plays the son in a father-son robbery team, and my character, whose dad was also a criminal, tells him, 'We're both our father's sons, but that doesn't have to define us.' It was surreal saying that to him."

He also won an Emmy for his work in the TV mini-series "Hatfields and McCoys."

The Hollywood star is survived by his two children, James and Lydia, and his wife Louise Newbury. His family released a statement on his shocking death:

"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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