Breaking news is that actor/director and Terminator Legend; Bill Paxton has sadly passed away after complications in surgery.
Bill Paxton starred in numerous Jim Cameron films like The Terminator, Aliens, True Lies and Titanic. He was a great actor and could handle pretty much anything from comedy to serious roles. He also had a passion for directing and he was also very good at it! Hollywood has lost someone very special indeed and too soon.
The Terminator Producer Gale Anne Hurd made the following statement to TheTerminatorFans.com about the passing of Bill Paxton:
Bill was not only an incredible actor, but the kindest, warmest and most genuine person I’ve ever met. His passing is an absolutely devastating loss to his family and friends, and fans everywhere.
Bill Paxton without doubt was our favorite punk who appeared in the opening scenes of the movie when The Terminator was acquiring clothes after arriving from the year 2029 via the Time Displacement Equipment (TDE) and Bill Paxton’s spikey blue haired, tire tracked faced punk delivered the iconic line “Fuck you asshole” in the first ever Terminator movie a line later repeated in the movie Schwarzenegger’s T-800 character.
Although Bill Paxton’s role in The Terminator was short,- it left an iconic impact on Terminator Fans worldwide.
RIP Bill Paxton; we will never forget you and you’ll always be back every time we watch our favorite Terminator movie!
James Cameron Makes Statement to Vanity Fair about the passing of Bill Paxton:
I’ve been reeling from this for the past half hour, trying to wrap my mind and heart around it. Bill leaves such a void. He and I were close friends for 36 years, since we met on the set of a Roger Corman ultra-low budget movie. He came in to work on set, and I slapped a paint brush in his hand and pointed to a wall, saying “Paint that!” We quickly recognized the creative spark in each other and became fast friends. What followed was 36 years of making films together, helping develop each others projects, going on scuba diving trips together, watching each others kids growing up, even diving the Titanic wreck together in Russian subs. It was a friendship of laughter, adventure, love of cinema, and mutual respect. Bill wrote beautiful heartfelt and thoughtful letters, an anachronism in this age of digital shorthand. He took good care of his relationships with people, always caring and present for others. He was a good man, a great actor, and a creative dynamo. I hope that amid the gaudy din of Oscar night, people will take a moment to remember this wonderful man, not just for all the hours of joy he brought to us with his vivid screen presence, but for the great human that he was.
The world is a lesser place for his passing, and I will profoundly miss him.
Schwarzenegger Tweeted the following:
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
William Wisher co-writer of 1984’s The Terminator and Cameron Collaborator gave TheTerminatorFans.com the following statement about the passing of Bill Paxton:
Bill Paxton was a good friend of mine for over thirty years. A talented actor and film maker. He was six days older than me and used to tease me: ‘you’re a kid, what the hell do you know?’ He was kind, generous, and full of fun. I will miss him always. He left far too soon. Godspeed, Bill.
The Terminator’s Bess Motta AKA Ginger Ventura said the following on Social Media:
RIP #BillPaxton a brilliant and kind actor. Thoughts and prayers go out to his family & friends. He will be missed. #Terminator