Actor Bill Paxton, who was best known for his roles in Aliens, The Terminator, True Lies, Titanic, Apollo 13 and Twister, has died at the age of 61.

He had reportedly suffered from complications following surgery, and is survived by his wife, Louise Newbury, and two children.

Paxton had won an Emmy Award for his performance in the TV mini-series Hatfields and McCoys, alongside Kevin Costner. He was also nominated thrice for the Golden Globe Awards for his role in HBO’s drama Big Love.

He was also well-known for directing the 2001 dark thriller Frailty, which starred himself and Matthew McConaughey as well as the 2005 golfing drama The Greatest Game Ever Played, starring Shia LaBeouf.

His most recent appearances were in the hit movies Training Day, Nightcrawler, Million Dollar Arm, and Edge of Tomorrow. His final big-screen role will be in the thriller The Circle, alongside Emma Watson and Tom Hanks.

His family said in a statement: "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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