Bill Paxton, with the nicest man image in Hollywood, was a great family man. He was married to his wife Louise Newbury for the last thirty years, a rarity in Hollywood these days. The two of them were often seen being photographed together at almost every social gathering.
Bill Paxton died earlier today in a hospital after undergoing a heart surgery. Initially, the surgery was called a success. But then Bill Paxton faced complications and then died rather suddenly. He was 61 and is survived by his wife and two children.
Paxton had acted in several big budget films including “Terminator”, “Twister,” “Titanic” and “Aliens” besides many others He won an Emmy for “Hatfields and McCoys” and was part of CBS series, “Training Day” at the time of his death.
Despite playing nice man throughout, when he played villain, he looked impressive. His role in the memorable ‘Mean Dreams’ was really mean. When asked if he loved playing villain, he said in affirmative while talking to the Entertainment Weekly. When asked about it he said, “I find that when you play the villain, usually they have a better justification than the protagonist — and they’re always more interesting because of that…And also you want to play a character that’s indelible in the audience’s mind. It’s like here comes tiger, what’s he going to do now”.
Love at first sight in London
Bill Paxton and Louise Newbury fell in love on a London bus. He told a newspaper that the bumped into Louise when she was just a teenager. “I met my wife on the number 37 bus on the Twickenham High Street, in London…I saw a gal in a bus queue… She looks my way as she gets on the bus, and that was all the incentive I needed” he told Bustle.
He went on to add, “She knew me when I was struggling. She was a student. We met on a bus in London. I’ve seen her give birth. I was with her when her father died. Then we mixed our blood watching these two kids grow up.”
In an interview with a leading magazine, he described how the two spent time together. “The summer before last, I went on a walking tour with my wife [Louise] through Wales. We thought these would be nice and leisurely walks, but they were intense 10- or 14-mile hikes. After a couple of days, we were just a wreck. But it was also one of the best holidays we’d had in a long time. The blisters were worth it.” Said he
The two got married in 1987, seven years after his divorce from actress, Kelly Rowan. The couple welcome their son James in 1994, and then in 1997 their daughter Lydia. Earlier this month, the actor revealed the romantic moment he met Louise whilst filming in London in 1983 on James Corden’s The Late Late Show. Lydia is 19 and attends Duke University. She is set to graduate in 2020 according to her Instagram bio. James, 22, is an actor, and worked with his father on CBS’ Training Day, which had its premiere this month.
While talking about Bill Paxton cause of death, a TMZ report said, “We’re told Paxton underwent heart surgery and had complications post-op and suffered a fatal stroke”.
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