On a day where most of Hollywood is trying to squeeze itself into too small dresses and tuxedos, everyone has paused to reflect on the loss of Bill Paxton. While he never won an Oscar, is beloved by all who knew him and had a career of playing characters that were relatable, quotable, and generally – likable. Whenever meeting fans, he was always known as warm and friendly. He still holds the distinction to be the only actor to have been killed by the big three of sci-fi monsters: a terminator, an alien, and a predator; plus he, along with Helen Hunt, are the only actors to have gone toe to toe with an F5 tornado and walked away.
As everyone absorbed the news, Hollywood took to their Twitter accounts to express their shock and sadness in losing Bill to complications arising from Surgery earlier today. Friends, castmates, and the Hollywood community:
Texas Supreme Court Justice Don Willett shared a great photo of Bill taken at JFK's Hotel.
Also, here's a gallery of just some of Bill's most memorable roles.