We are incredibly sad to report that Bill Paxton has passed away at the age of 61.
Paxton was a master performer who could easily slip into any role he played. He convinced as hero astronaut Fred Haise in Apollo 13, entertained as Private Hudson in Aliens, and dominated as the self-absorbed millionaire Elliott Vaughn in Vertical Limit.
More recently, he appeared in e.g. Edge of Tomorrow, the miniseries Hatfields & McCoys and the TV series Training Day, which just started its first season on CBS. For five seasons of Big Love alongside Chloë Sevigny, he made the complexities of the head of a polygamous mormon family, Bill Henrickson, completely his own.
So long, Bill. We miss you already.