The Hollywood scene suffered a big blow, with the passing of star, Bill Paxton on Sunday.
Bill Paxton starred in some of the biggest blockbusters in the1980s among them “The Terminator,” “Aliens” and “Weird Science.” And in the 90’s hits like ‘Twister’ and Titanic. He had kicked off a new TV series a few weeks ago and passed on after a heart surgery, his family said. He was 61.
Hollywood Acting Master Class founder and veteran Hollywood actor, D. David Morin, posted a heartfelt tribute to Bill.
Morin and Paxton worked together in 2015 on ‘The Game Changer’ and many will remember his charisma.
“So sad to hear about Bill Paxton. A nicer, more humble and gracious star (and Texan) you will never meet. I did 2 scenes with Bill in 2015 in The Game Changer in Cape Town and he was instantly like an old friend. I was having lunch on the terrace at Mount Nelson Hotel after a director’s meeting before with started principal photography and Bill was shooting some “family” pics for props/art dept. as he passed through the patio he saw me and walked right up and introduced himself. I was blown away. We talked about our ages…I’m one month older. And we shared a few show biz stories and mutual friends. Bill used to carry a wine cork in his pocket and he would discreetly run his lines with cork in his mouth to help with his diction (?). Inspiring to see such an old pro still working on his impeccable craft. I loved working with him. In one scene shooting Bill’s coverage, a local actor’s cell phone pinged. We all cringed. Bill took a beat and never said a thing. Bill was a great reminder what a difference it makes to be nice to everyone…even a day player like me pretty far down on the callsheet. RIP Bill. Thanks for being so lovely. We will all miss you. I’m quite saddened with your passing. You were such a great guy.”
Rest In Peace Bill Paxton.