Bill Paxton who was popular for his roles in films like Titanic, Twister and Aliens passed away on Saturday, owing to complications from a surgery. The family of the 61-year-old told TMZ,” It is with heavy hearts we share the news that Bill Paxton has passed away due to complications from surgery. Bill’s passion for the arts was felt by all who knew him, and his warmth and tireless energy were undeniable.”  The actor has two children, James and Lydia, and was married to Louise Newbury for 30 years. The actor and film maker underwent a heart surgery but suffered a fatal stroke post op.

Bill played a punk leader in The Terminator, an ill-fated technician in Aliens, a venal car deal in True Lives and a treasure hunter in Titanic. The actor has received the best reviews for every role he has played and even won an Emmy for Hatfields and McCoys. He charmed the audience on the small screen, too, with Big Love. He played a wife-juggling entrepreneur on Big Love, who is haunted by his association with a Mormon cult. The series lasted only five seasons but won him three Golden Globes nominations. The actor was playing a detective is Training Day at the time of his death. (ALSO READ: Oscars 2017: Mick Jagger quashes reports of accompanying Priyanka Chopra to the prestigious awards)

Paxton was born in Fort Worth, Texas and went to Hollywood when he was 18. He found work as a set dresser for Roger Corman’s New World Pictures and worked on films like Big Bad Mama and Eat My Dust. His first acting role was in Jonathan Demme’s Crazy Mama for Corman. Paxton then studied acting in New York under Stella Adler and made films for Saturday Night Live like Fish Heads, based on the popular novelty song.