Training Day star Bill Paxton has passed away due to “complications from surgery,” People reports:
“It is with heavy hearts we share the news that Bill Paxton has passed away due to complications from surgery,” a family representative said in a statement. “A loving husband and father, Bill began his career in Hollywood working on films in the art department and went on to have an illustrious career spanning four decades as a beloved and prolific actor and filmmaker. Bill’s passion for the arts was felt by all who knew him, and his warmth and tireless energy were undeniable. We ask to please respect the family’s wish for privacy as they mourn the loss of their adored husband and father.”
EP Jerry Bruckheimer commented on Paxton’s passing:
“We are truly devastated at the passing of our friend Bill Paxton. He was a tremendously talented actor, and a wonderful man beloved by the entire Training Day cast and crew. Bill’s extraordinary body of work ensures that he will never be forgotten. Our heartfelt condolences to Bill’s family and friends. He will be missed more than we can possibly express.”
CBS and Warner Bros. said in a statement:
“We are shocked and deeply saddened this morning by the news of Bill Paxton’s passing. Bill was, of course, a gifted and popular actor with so many memorable roles on film and television. His colleagues at CBS and Warner Bros. Television will also remember a guy who lit up every room with infectious charm, energy and warmth, and as a great storyteller who loved to share entertaining anecdotes and stories about his work. All of us here offer our deepest sympathy to his wife, Louise, and his two children.”
Responding to the news on Twitter, co-star Justin Cornwell said:
“We were just two guys on top of the world. Rest easy my friend.”
We were just two guys on top of the world. Rest easy my friend pic.twitter.com/R0ZwB0zv5q
— Justin Cornwell (@justin_cornwell) February 26, 2017
Paxton had already completed filming all 13 episodes of the cop drama’s first season. However, with renewal already unlikely, his death further pushes Training Day towards cancellation.
Stay tuned as we continue to monitor the cancel/renew status of Training Day Season 2…
OMG! Bill Paxton was sooooooooooooo good on this show! This is my favorite show! Wow, he could sell, baby! I’m so sorry to read on his passing. Just too bad….
will miss a great actor says
My heart goes out to his family, he was a great actor. I loved watching his tv shows and his movies. He will be missed. Rest in peace Bill Paxton , watch down from above on your family and keep them safe.
I only saw Bill Paxton in one movie and that was Twister. He was great. With his passing, I went to Demand and watched all 5 of the series show Training Day, and he is excellent. I will watch the remaining 8 episodes; however, I don’t see how they could continue the series without him. So much of the story is tied to his past with his prior partner. This could have been a continuing series and my sympathy to his family. He was far too young to have this happen
This is so sad. Training Day was a great series and Bill Paxton was such an engaging actor. I really liked him in all his roles.
What a tragedy. My sympathy to his family.
Joanne Blondin says
My condoléances to his family. Bill you will be miss. I love your show . You are the best