The actor Bill Paxton passed away on Saturday at the age of 61 from complications from heart surgery. He was in several big blockbuster movies including Titanic, Twister, Aliens, and more.
A group of storm chasers took the time and checked in from various GPS locations to form the letters “BP” on their maps.
Storm spotters in the mid-west are organising their GPS locations in memory of Bill Paxton ?? pic.twitter.com/6v9AP03HR3
— Dean Nye (@Dean_Nye) February 26, 2017
A statement released by his family said:
“It is with heavy hearts we share the news that Bill Paxton has passed away due to complications from surgery.”
“Bill began his career in Hollywood working on films in the art department and went on to have an illustrious career spanning four decades as a beloved and prolific actor and filmmaker. … We ask to please respect the family’s wish for privacy as they mourn the loss of their adored husband and father.”
Many celebrities tweeted tributes to the great actor:
Bill Paxton gone? How can that be? Fine actor, fine man. Game over, man. Game over.
— Stephen King (@StephenKing) February 26, 2017
Bill Paxton's FRAILTY is another movie that a tiny minority recognized was brilliant and now, sadly, it's become HORRIFYINGLY RELEVANT.
— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) February 26, 2017
In loving memory of Bill Paxton. pic.twitter.com/O1EgmCBjA0
— CBS (@CBS) February 26, 2017
He will be missed.
Featured image via Twitter.