It looks like 2017 is off to another heart wrenching start. Actor Bill Paxton passes away due to complications of surgery. I remember him for such movies as Weird Science, Alien and Twister.

Bill Paxton would at times get mixed up with fellow actor Bill Pullman (The President from Independence Day) but Bill Paxton played many diverse roles in his career.

He was most recently guest-starred on Marvel's Agents Of Shield and had a starring role on the new TV series "Training Day".

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Paxton was able to take bit parts and make them memorable. He played older brother "Chet" in Weird Science forever linking him with 80's pop culture.

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He sadly passed away from complications from surgery over the weekend