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Titanic and Aliens star Bill Paxton dies aged 61
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Titanic and Aliens star Bill Paxton dies aged 61

Bill Paxton, best known for his roles in Alien, Titanic and Apollo 13, has died at the age of 61. 

Paxton, who had just completed work on the TV adaptation of movie Training Day, died after he reportedly suffered from complications following surgery.

Born in 1955, Paxton's big break came in 1984 when he had a small, but much-remembered role in The Terminator, which lead to him securing meatier roles in 1985's Weird Science and Aliens, where he played the no-nonsense Private Hudson. 

The 1990's were the most fruitful of Paxton's career, bringing him roles in Titanic, disaster hit Twister and True Lies. In more recent years he had starred in acclaimed mini-series Big Love and won an Emmy for his performance in the TV mini-series Hatfields and McCoys

Tributes have been paid to Paxton from the likes of Tom Hanks, Val Kilmer and Ron Howard and a selection of them are below:












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