Actor Bill Paxton, whose extensive career included films such as "Twister," "Aliens" and "Titanic," has died, a representative for his family said in a statement. He was 61.
"It is with heavy hearts we share the news that Bill Paxton has passed away due to complications from surgery," the statement said.
"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. ... We ask to please respect the family's wish for privacy as they mourn the loss of their adored husband and father."
Moments after news of Paxton's death broke, social media lit up with tributes to the versatile actor.
Paxton's death came in the middle of his first season as Detective Frank Rourke in his last TV series, "Training Day."
But the entire season's episodes were already completed in December.