People's Choice Awards 2017
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We hate to be the bearers of bad news, but actor, director, and wonderful man, Bill Paxton has just passed away, reports People, and he will be greatly missed.

Of course, we will never forget the legacy the actor left behind in film and television.

In a statement, ABC confirmed his passing this morning.

Some of our favorite Paxton films include Apollo 13, Titanic, Tombstone, and Twister.

Recently, Paxton finished filming a supporting role in The Circle, which comes out on April 28th.

It also stars Emma Watson and Tom Hanks, and is based on Dave Eggers’ 2013 novel of the same name.

We loved watching Paxton on television, too, in everything from Big Love (hello, three Golden Globe nominations for Paxton) to the mini-series Hatfields and McCoys, for which Paxton won an Emmy. Currently, Paxton was starring in CBS’ Training Day as a detective. His son James, 22, was guest starring in an episode and Paxton was “thrilled,” reported People.

Not only was he an irreplaceable actor, Bill Paxton was also a talented director.

His 2001 film, Frailty, was a tense, compelling thriller. He also directed several well-received short films.

Paxton is survived by his two children, James and Lydia, and his wife, Louise Newbury.

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Of course, Paxton fans are taking to Twitter to express their condolences, so break out some Kleenex — if you haven’t already.


Bill Paxton, without doubt, you will be missed — and are missed greatly already. Our condolences go out to his friends and family, and may he rest in peace.