‘Twister’ and ‘Titanic’ star Bill Paxton dies

Actor Bill Paxton died Sunday at the age of 61.

A representative of his family confirmed the death to ABC News in the following statement:

“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 was an Emmy-winning actor best known for his roles in “Twister,” “Titanic,” Aliens” and “The Terminator” among others.