“Titanic” star Bill Paxton has left us

Award-winning on-screen character Bill Paxton star has passed away.

The 61-year old was best known for his parts in such notable movies as Aliens, The Terminator, Titanic, and Twister. His motion pictures acquired over $5.4 billion at the overall film industry.

In a statement his family confirmed his death saying: “It is with heavy hearts we share the news that Bill Paxton has passed away due to complications from surgery.”

“A loving husband and father, 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. Bill’s passion for the arts was felt by all who knew him, and his warmth and tireless energy were undeniable. We ask to please respect the family’s wish for privacy as they mourn the loss of their adored husband and father.”

Paxton’s classical Aliens’ role which made a roughly $183 million worldwide recently completed its 30th year. James Cameron’s phenomenal directing in Aliens made Bill Paxton an international star.

The Terminator actor had a string of hits with films like Aliens and Twister, and was more recently seen on Marvel Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. He has a role in the upcoming Emma Watson and Tom Hanks Silicon Valley thriller, The Circle.