Bill Paxton Remembered: Training Day, Big Love, S.H.I.E.L.D. Stars Pay Tribute

Bill Paxton, who died on Saturday at the age of 61, is being remembered by friends and former co-stars.

The Emmy-nominated actor, who was currently starring in CBS’ adaptation of Training Day, died due to complications from an unspecified surgery. Justin Cornwell and Julie Benz, who respectively play his partner and girlfriend on the freshman drama, took to social media to express their grief over the loss of a “sweet friend.”

Justin Cornwell, Training Day:

Julie Benz, Training Day:

Antoine Fuqua, executive producer of Training Day:

Bill was someone whose goodness and compassion was evident from the moment you met him. He was an immense talent and the type of guy you wanted to spend as much time with both in front of, and behind, the camera. My heartfelt condolences to his family.

Chloë Sevigny, Big Love:

Bill Paxton was a big-hearted, thoughtful and honorable person. He always had a smile on his face and could entertain any room with his wonderful stories of his many amazing years in Hollywood. Bill was extremely supportive of other actors, and the filmmaking process — a delight to work with. It was a wonderful time to be on set with him for five years. My heart breaks for his family.

Jeanne Tripplehorn, Big Love:

It is difficult to process the loss of Bill Paxton. I adored that man from Fort Worth, Texas. From the moment we met on Big Love I knew he was a friend for life… but then everyone has felt that after working with him. When you worked with Bill you left with a little piece of him. He gave his all. A great actor and director. Such a big soul, big laugh, big smile, big love. A truly good man. I can’t believe he won’t be out there on a set somewhere anymore. He loved being an actor and I loved acting with him. I will miss our long talks about our crazy business, his passion for art and the deep love for his family. My heart goes out to Louise, James and Lydia.

Maurissa Tancharoen, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. co-showrunner:

Ming-Na, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.:

Brett Dalton, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.:

Clark Gregg, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.:

BJ Britt, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.:

Elizabeth Henstridge, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.:

Chad Michael Murray, Texas Rising:

Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Texas Rising:

Paxton is also being remembered by his former big-screen co-stars:

Tom Hanks, Apollo 13

Kevin Bacon, Apollo 13:

Arnold Schwarzenegger, True Lies:

Jamie Lee Curtis, True Lies:

Eliza Dushku, True Lies:

Helen Hunt, Twister:

Carry Elwes, Twister:

Charlize Theron, Mighty Joe Young:

CBS and HBO have both released statements in the wake of Paxton’s passing, referring to the actor as an “extraordinary talent” who “who lit up every room with infectious charm, energy and warmth.”

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