A statement from his family did not go into detail about the type of surgery Paxton underwent, but in a podcast that aired February 6, he told host Marc Maron that he had been diagnosed with rheumatic fever when he was in 7th grade (starting at minute 39).
Paxton's career was nothing short of impressive.
John Wetter, Spotter Network's president, told AP that the group had recorded similar memorials four or five times before, but only for for people who had made significant contributions to the field of storm chasing.
Amanda starred alongside Paxton in the HBO polygamy drama series, Big Love.
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Bill Paxton, who tragically passed away at 61 from complications from surgery, is best remembered for his roles in Aliens, Twister, and Titanic, but don't sleep on his performance in Big Love. His film credits included: Titantic, Twister, Apollo 13, and many more. Finally Paxton walked right up to him and said "Hey man, I'm Bill". Jim Cameron is gonna call you, he's read it and loves it.' I was like w-w-wait what!?' Lowe recalled.
Bill Paxton poses during a photocall in Venice September 4, 2000. And then finally they came out to take the ¾-inch tape, one of those big honking fucking things, and I started to get up with them to walk in the back, and they said, 'Uh, no, you stay here.' (Laughs) I was like Rupert Pupkin!
Edge of Tomorrow director, Doug Liman, told US Weekly that he spoke to Paxton a few weeks before the surgery and that the actor was anxious about having it done. "Thank you, Bill Paxton".
Hundreds of storm chasers banded together to honor the late actor Bill Paxton, who played the co-leading role in perhaps the most memorable tornado-themed movie. In the film, he stars along Tom Hanks and Emma Watson which is about "A young tech worker who takes a job at a powerful Internet corporation, quickly rises up the company's ranks, and soon finds herself in a perilous situation concerning privacy, surveillance and freedom". She continued, "I can't believe he won't be out there on a set somewhere anymore. All were loved... I'm sorry, and all will be missed".