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Actor Bill Paxton, 61, dies after complications from surgery

Actor Bill Paxton, 61, dies after complications from surgery

Bill Paxton, who earned success through roles in movies including “Apollo 13,” “Titanic,” “A Simple Plan,” “Weird Science,” “Twister” and “True Lies,” as well as that of a polygamist Mormon businessman in the hit HBO series “Big Love,” has died. 

The actor, who was 61, died due to complications from surgery, according to a statement from a representative of Paxton’s family. 

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