Bill Paxton in Twister

The world was shocked when we learned that prolific actor Bill Paxton had died at the age of 61. Now, the late actor's death certificate has been uncovered and it has explained exactly what the cause of death was. According to reports, Paxton, who had undergone surgery to repair a damaged aorta, suffered a stroke 11 days later, leading to his death February 25.

A stroke is a caused by a blood clot that prevents blood from reaching the brain. It would appear that the clot was the "complication due to surgery" that was reported as the cause of death when news of Paxton's death reached the media early on February 26, the day of the 2017 Academy Awards. According to the Associated Press, Paxton was cremated and his remains have been placed at Forest Lawn-Hollywood Hills cemetery, a place where many Hollywood celebrities are buried.

Bill Paxton's life was remembered by many of his friends and colleagues following his death. Even professional storm chasers took a moment to remember the actor who starred in Twister.

Bill Paxton's career spanned nearly 100 roles covering both TV and film. In addition to his starring role in Twister the actor also had memorable roles in such popular films as Aliens, Titanic, and Tombstone as well as notable television appearance in shows like Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. His last major role his currently airing on CBS as the television adaptation of the film Training Day.

It's somewhat heartbreaking to learn that Bill Paxton's death was related to a procedure that he underwent in order to extend his life. There was really no way for him to avoid the surgery. A damaged aorta is generally not something you can simply live with. It's simply unfortunate that random complications such as this can take place.

Bill Paxton's prolific career led to him having roles in some of the most popular films of the last couple of decades. He was a frequent collaborator of James Cameron, which led to performances in The Terminator, Aliens and True Lies. For those of us who grew up during the 1980s, he will always be Chet, the annoying older brother in John Hughes comedy _Weird Science. _

If there's a silver lining to tragic news like this it is that we will always have the movies to go back to when we want to remember the great performances. What was your favorite Bill Paxton role? Let us know in the comments.

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