Aliens and Titanic star Bill Paxton dies at age 61

Actor Bill Paxton has died at the age of 61.

The Titanic and Aliens star passed away on Saturday because of complications following a surgery, according to TMZ.

He was in a host of Hollywood hits, including Twister, and had an Emmy for ‘Hatfields and McCoys.’

Paxton was on a CBS series, ‘Training Day’ at the time of his death.

 Actor Bill Paxton has died at the age of 61. The Titanic and Twister star passed away on Saturday because of complications following a surgery

His family said in a statement: ‘It is with heavy hearts we share the news that Bill Paxton has passed away due to complications from surgery.’

They added that he had an ‘illustrious career spanning four decades as a beloved and prolific actor and flimmaker.’

The statement went on: ‘Bill’s passion for the arts was felt by all who knew him, and his warmth and tireless energy were undeniable.

Paxton leaves behind two children. He was married to his second wife at the time of his death.