LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Condolences are pouring in via social media amid the passing of Bill Paxton, known for his roles in movies like “Titanic,” and “Twister,” and most recently on the CBS series’ “Training Day.”
Below are a handful of tweets that have surfaced:
— Ron Howard (@RealRonHoward) February 26, 2017
Some of my favorite memories are of floating around in a tiny vessel with big hearted,hilarious,brilliant Bill Paxton. Sad day.
— Kevin Bacon (@kevinbacon) February 26, 2017
He made this movie great–he acted his heart out. What a talented man. My thoughts are with his family. pic.twitter.com/rUcmmYME3h
— Helen Hunt (@HelenHunt) February 26, 2017
Bill Paxton could play any role, but he was best at being Bill – a great human being with a huge heart. My thoughts are with his family.
— Arnold (@Schwarzenegger) February 26, 2017
— Jamie Lee Curtis (@jamieleecurtis) February 26, 2017
— Chloe Sevigny (@OfficialChloeS) February 26, 2017
Very shocked and saddened by the passing of #BillPaxton. Interviewed him several times. A class act. One of the best in the business.
— Larry King (@kingsthings) February 26, 2017
— Patricia Heaton (@PatriciaHeaton) February 26, 2017
So profoundly sorry to hear that #BillPaxton has died. My family & I were such fans; we send our condolences and deepest sympathy to his.
— Bette Midler (@BetteMidler) February 26, 2017
— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) February 26, 2017
My fave thing about Bill Paxton was he saw his wife Louise on a London bus 30 yrs ago & never let her go. Everyone loved Bill. 💔 pic.twitter.com/xJESxj6OpX
— Dana Delany (@DanaDelany) February 26, 2017
— James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) February 26, 2017
So saddened by Bill Paxton's passing. Worked with him in '88. Sending good thoughts to his family. He was a real deal movie actor. #Respect
— Ben Stiller (@RedHourBen) February 26, 2017
— The Talk (@TheTalkCBS) February 26, 2017
Bill Paxton was, simply, a wonderful man. A wonderful man… Hanx.
— Tom Hanks (@tomhanks) February 26, 2017
Condolences to the family of Bill Paxton. I just heard the news. 😢
— William Shatner (@WilliamShatner) February 26, 2017
Devastated by the sudden loss of my close friend and one of the finest actors in the business, Bill Paxton. Renaissance man, raconteur and
— Rob Lowe (@RobLowe) February 26, 2017
Bill Paxton is 1of my favorite actors.I was able 2tell him so when we met yrs ago.Paxton was wonderful in everything he did. He inspired us. pic.twitter.com/hAXR9unvb6
— Vincent D'Onofrio (@vincentdonofrio) February 26, 2017
RIP to one of my favorites since "Weird Science," the great Bill Paxton.
From humor to action to romance, he was electric & captivating
— Adam Richman (@AdamRichman) February 26, 2017
Bill Paxton was notoriously one of the nicest people in the industry. He also gave us some of the all-time most iconic movie moments.
— Jordan Peele (@JordanPeele) February 26, 2017
Very sad to hear about Bill Paxton. His talent, enthusiasm and energy were unique. Our thoughts are with his family pic.twitter.com/W4IVuILHxv
— Cary Elwes (@Cary_Elwes) February 26, 2017
— Chris Stuckmann (@Chris_Stuckmann) February 26, 2017
Met Bill Paxton briefly at a con. He was incredibly kind and friendly. It was a nice it's-ok-to-meet-your-heroes moment. 61 is too young. pic.twitter.com/d5FvcWUYGK
— Dan Slott (@DanSlott) February 26, 2017
I am so saddened by Bill Paxton's passing. Had the pleasure of meeting him a few times in recent years and he was truly the loveliest guy.
— edgarwright (@edgarwright) February 26, 2017
— Bear McCreary (@bearmccreary) February 26, 2017
BREAKING: SAD news that BILL PAXTON died suddenly yesterday due to complications from surgery. The Aliens, Twister, Apollo 13 star was 61. pic.twitter.com/XeOngy92St
— Scott Mantz (@MovieMantz) February 26, 2017
Damn. Bill Paxton passed away at 61. Was one of the best. RIP, sir.
— Steven Crowder (@scrowder) February 26, 2017
Sad to hear Bill Paxton has died. pic.twitter.com/7LmJOsKe15
— Greg Hogben (@MyDaughtersArmy) February 26, 2017
RIP Bill Paxton 1955 – 2017
Another one gone too soon. pic.twitter.com/8bfbwvBS9S
— Zach Galligan (@zwgman) February 26, 2017
What a drag. RIP Bill Paxton. pic.twitter.com/UU39mcCA9Z
— Greg Capullo (@GregCapullo) February 26, 2017
Bill Paxton made a lot of great movies. Aliens, Twister, Titanic… but he'll always be Coconut Pete to me. pic.twitter.com/uzhZhlQQjs
— Matt Fernandez (@FattMernandez) February 26, 2017
RIP Bill Paxton. Time to rewatch his excellent work in this: pic.twitter.com/6161Xne7Ge
— Anthony Bourdain (@Bourdain) February 26, 2017
RIP Bill Paxton. He was a kind man and a true gentlemen. His light will be missed in this world. pic.twitter.com/V6RePyhtI9
— Peter Mayhew (@TheWookieeRoars) February 26, 2017
R.I.P. Bill Paxton.
My favorite movie vampire, car salesman and tornado chaser. pic.twitter.com/y55DzJE5Kc
— Brian Formo (@BrianFormo) February 26, 2017
— Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) February 26, 2017