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End Credits #62: Cinema's 2017 Lost Treasures Bill Paxton

 

These are some of Cinema's sad departures of 2017 taken from my personal notes soon after the tragic events took place: 

This is just too damn much. Bill Paxton has died from surgery complications at the age of 61. Sources close to his surviving family were told Paxton underwent heart surgery, had complications post-op and suffered a fatal stroke. This is so tragic. He leaves behind a wife and two children. How many energetic and vividly colourful characters did this consummate actor give us? He lit up the screen with every appearance. So now it truly is "game over." This is extremely upsetting. Bill Paxton (May 17, 1955 - February 26, 2017) R.I.P.

 

Bill Paxton as Private Hudson in Aliens (1986)

Bill Paxton as Private Hudson in Aliens (1986)

as Severen in Near Dark (1987)

as Severen in Near Dark (1987)

as Dale 'Hurricane' Dixon in One False Move (1992)

as Dale 'Hurricane' Dixon in One False Move (1992)

as Morgan Earp in Tombstone (1993)

as Morgan Earp in Tombstone (1993)

as Fred Haise in Apollo 13 (1995)

as Fred Haise in Apollo 13 (1995)

as Bill Harding in Twister (1996)

as Bill Harding in Twister (1996)

as Brock Lovett in Titanic (1997)

as Brock Lovett in Titanic (1997)

as Hank in A Simple Plan (1998)

as Hank in A Simple Plan (1998)

as Lt. Cmdr. Mike Dahlgren in U-571 (2000)

as Lt. Cmdr. Mike Dahlgren in U-571 (2000)

as Elliot Vaughn in Vertical Limit (2000)

as Elliot Vaughn in Vertical Limit (2000)

as Dad Meiks in Frailty (2001, which he also directed)

as Dad Meiks in Frailty (2001, which he also directed)

as Randall McCoy in Hatfields & McCoys (2012 TV Mini-Series)

as Randall McCoy in Hatfields & McCoys (2012 TV Mini-Series)

as Joe Loder in Nightcrawler (2014)

as Joe Loder in Nightcrawler (2014)