It was the shock death that rocked Hollywood, but now actor Bill Paxton’s cause of death on February 25 has been revealed.
According to a death certificate obtained by TMZ, the 61-year-old suffered a stroke triggered by heart surgery.
Paxton had an aortic aneurysm and went under the knife on February 14 to replace a valve and correct the issue.
But after complications arose, the father-of-two died 11 days later at Cedars-Sinai Medical Centre in Los Angeles.
Speaking with the New York Daily News, director Doug Liman revealed that the Texas native was nervous about having the operation that ultimately led to his demise.
“Even facing major surgery, his optimism for the future was infectious” Liman said.
“He was talking about the future, the things we’d hoped to do together.”
After news of the Twister star’s passing broke, a family representative released a statement remembering the Emmy-nominated actor:
“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.”
Best known for his roles in Aliens (1986) and Apollo 13 (1995), Paxton is survived by his two children James and Lydia, and his wife of 30 years, Louise Newbury.
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