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'Titanic' star Bill Paxton dies at 61

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According to a report released by TMZ, actor Bill Paxton has died after complications from a surgery. 

Paxton is best known for his roles in "Titanic," "Aliens," and "Twister."

He was 61 years old.

Family members of Paxton released this statement to TMZ :, "It is with heavy hearts we share the news that Bill Paxton has passed away due to complications from surgery."  The family accurately describes his "illustrious career spanning four decades as a beloved and prolific actor and flimmaker."  The family adds, "Bill's passion for the arts was felt by all who knew him, and his warmth and tireless energy were undeniable."

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