Skip to content
Deacon Keith Fournier Hi reader, it seems you use Catholic Online a lot; that's great! It's a little awkward to ask, but we need your help. If you have already donated, we sincerely thank you. We're not salespeople, but we depend on donations averaging $14.76 and fewer than 1% of readers give. If you donate just $5.00, the price of your coffee, Catholic Online School could keep thriving. Thank you. Help Now >

The world loses another Christian actor - Bill Paxton dead at 61

Free World Class Education
FREE Catholic Classes
'It is with heavy hearts we share the news that Bill Paxton has passed away...'

Bill Paxton, known for his roles in "Twister," "Aliens," and "Apollo 13" passed away on February 25, 2017.

Bill Paxton and his wife Louise Newbury (David Dettmann/REX/Shutterstock).

Bill Paxton and his wife Louise Newbury (David Dettmann/REX/Shutterstock).

Highlights

By Nikki Crawford (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)
CALIFORNIA NETWORK (https://www.youtube.com/c/californianetwork)
2/26/2017 (2 years ago)

Published in Celebrity

Keywords: Bill Paxton, dead, 61, unexpected


LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - The beloved actor, known for his iconic roles as the optimistic, hard-working protagonist, underwent heart surgery that ended in fatal complications.

According to TMZ, which was the first news outlet to break the news, Paxton suffered a stroke following complications during his post-operation recovery.


A family representative announced: "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."

In an interview with Eric Spitznagel in 2010, Paxton described his Catholic upbringing, saying: "My mother was Roman-Catholic, and my dad professed to be a pagan, although I think he was loosely brought up as a Presbyterian in Kansas City.

"I remember when I was ten years old, every Sunday my mother would take me and my brothers and sister to church, and my father would be naked on a chase lounge in the back yard, reading the latest Ian Fleming novel. My father didn't object to us going to church, but he did make it an ongoing conversation.

"...I was raised Catholic, and when we take communion, the wafer is a symbol of the body and blood of Christ."

RIP Bill Paxton.

RIP Bill Paxton (Twitter).


Beyond his Catholic background, Paxton was a businessman, director and an award-winning actor for several prolific roles. His final major film role was "The Circle," also starring Emma Watson and Tom Hanks, which is currently in post-production.

His death impacted fans and celebrities alike, with thousands taking to Twitter to share in their grief and remembrances.

"RIP #BillPaxton, the only guy to be killed by a Predator, Alien & Terminator," user Humayun Mir wrote.

Larry King wrote: "Very shocked and saddened by the passing of #BillPaxton. Interviewed him several times. A class act. One of the best in the business."

Bette Midlet added: "So profoundly sorry to hear that #BillPaxton has died. My family & I were such fans; we send our condolences and deepest sympathy to his."


Hundreds of others simply wrote, "RIP #BillPaxton" with images of Paxton in their favorite films, some of whom claimed, "He'll always be #WeirdScience to me!"

Goodbye Bill Paxton. Thank you for your amazing films.

---

The California Network is the Next Wave in delivery of information and entertainment on pop culture, social trends, lifestyle, entertainment, news, politics and economics. We are hyper-focused on one audience, YOU, the connected generation. JOIN US AS WE REDEFINE AND REVOLUTIONIZE THE EVER-CHANGING MEDIA LANDSCAPE.


Comments


More Celebrity

Eminem speaks about his experience with abortion Watch

Image of Eminem and other celebrities have spoken out against abortion.

After an abortion,men and women can experience deep feelings of sadness and emptiness, suicidal thoughts, dreams of the aborted child, ... continue reading


Celebrity prayer candles? They're not saints, but we hope they become saints Watch

Image of They aren't saints, be we pray they become saints someday.

You may have seen them online, in a novelty store, on even in a friend's home. They look like candles dedicated to the Catholic saints, but ... continue reading



His greatest accomplishment was his family - Jerry Lewis passes away at 91 after a lifetime of achievement Watch

Image of Jerry Lewis enjoyed a career that spanned over 80 years.

Family man, comedian and filmmaker, Jerry Lewis died on Sunday at his home in Las Vegas, surrounded by loved ones. He was 91. LOS ANGELES, ... continue reading


A message to Kim Kardashian: the Virgin Mary asks this ONE THING of you Watch

Image of The offending image posted by Kim Kardashian. However, there is one thing more offensive to the Virgin Mary than this image, and that is my heart and yours, if they remains unconverted. (Mark 12:28-34)

Kim Kardashian may be one of the most famous American celebrities, and she is worth a fortune. That's why it's baffling she would desecrate ... continue reading


Ron Howard and Henry Winkler mourn the loss of 'Happy Days' costar Erin Moran, who passed away at only 56-years-old Watch

Image of Erin Moran of

Erin Moran, the beautiful actress best known for her role as Joanie Cunningham in "Happy Days" has passed away at only 56-years-old. LOS ... continue reading


Never Miss any Updates!

Stay up to date with the latest news, information, and special offers.

Deacon Keith Fournier Hi readers, it seems you use Catholic Online a lot; that's great! It's a little awkward to ask, but we need your help. If you have already donated, we sincerely thank you. We're not salespeople, but we depend on donations averaging $14.76 and fewer than 1% of readers give. If you donate just $5.00, the price of your coffee, Catholic Online School could keep thriving. Thank you. Help Now >

Information
Learn about Catholic world

Catholic Online
Inform - Inspire - Ignite

Catholic Online Saints
Your saints explained

Catholic Online Prayers
Prayers for every need

Catholic Online Bible
Complete bible online

Catholic Online News
Your news Catholic eye

Daily Reading
Today's bible reading

Lent / Easter
Death & resurrection of Jesus

Advent / Christmas
Birth of Jesus

Rest of Catholic Online
All Catholic world we offer

Services
Products and services we offer

Catholic Online Shopping
Catholic medals, gifts & books

Advertise on Catholic Online
Your ads on catholic.org

Catholic Online Email
Email with Catholic feel

Education
Learn the Catholic way

Catholic Online School
Free Catholic education for all

Student Classes
K-12 & Adult Education Classes

Support Free Education
Tax deductible support Free education

Socials
Connect with us online

Catholic Online on Facebook
Catholic social network

Catholic Online on Twitter
Catholic Tweets

Catholic Online on YouTube
Enjoy our videos

Catholic Online on Instagram
Shared Catholic moments

Catholic Online on Pinterest
Catholic ideas style inspiration

Catholic Online Logo

Copyright 2019 Catholic Online. All materials contained on this site, whether written, audible or visual are the exclusive property of Catholic Online and are protected under U.S. and International copyright laws, © Copyright 2019 Catholic Online. Any unauthorized use, without prior written consent of Catholic Online is strictly forbidden and prohibited.

Catholic Online is a Project of Your Catholic Voice Foundation, a Not-for-Profit Corporation. Your Catholic Voice Foundation has been granted a recognition of tax exemption under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Federal Tax Identification Number: 81-0596847. Your gift is tax-deductible as allowed by law.