Paxton, who starred in such feature films asTitanic,Apollo 13, andTwister, died from complications of surgery. It was not revealed when or where Paxton died, but a family representative released a statement the day of the 2017 Academy Awards. Paxton was not listed in the In Memoriam section of the Academy Awards, but he was remembered by Jennifer Aniston, who introduced the segment.
"Each and every one was a beloved member of our Hollywood family, as was beloved actor and friend who left us just yesterday, Bill Paxton. All were loved, and all will be missed," said Aniston.
Paxton was remembered by a wide variety of demographics, including the meteorology community, who praised his role as a storm chaser inTwister. HisBig Love costar, Ginnifer Goodwin, lamented attending the Oscars without him.
"Bill was, I can say, more alive than the others, so his not being a part of the world is hard to comprehend," said theOnce Upon a Time star during a red carpet interview withEntertainment Tonight.
Goodwin said that her husband reminded her that Paxton was still with them through the films he had starred in.
"[Bill] loved everything in Hollywood history and everything with Hollywood tradition, and he would've been so furious with me if I didn't come celebrate," said Goodwin. "You can always see a piece of his big heart somewhere in all of his characters even in his villains. And so to pop one of his movies into the DVD player is to hang out with him, and I can do that whenever I need that Bill hang."