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The Fort Worth-born actor was back in town from for the Lone Star Film Festival. Video by Cary Darling.
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Acting community mourns passing of Fort Worth actor Bill Paxton

February 26, 2017 11:48 AM

The acting community took to Twitter to express condolences for Bill Paxton.

The Fort Worth-born and -raised actor died Saturday of complications from surgery.

Betty Buckley, the Broadway star who grew up in Fort Worth, called Paxton a “wonderful man.”

So very sad to hear this. What a loss! Such a wonderful person & great actor! Bill Paxton Dead at 61 via @TMZ

— Betty Buckley (@BettyBuckley) February 26, 2017

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Saddened by the news of our fellow Fort Worthian, Bill Paxton. He was tremendously important to LSFF. Our...

— LoneStarFilmFest (@LoneStarFilmSoc) February 26, 2017

Jamie Lee Curtis, who starred in “True Lies” with Paxton, tweeted a photo from the film along with “Nooooo. Bill Paxton is gone. Such a funny, talented, loving human. Louise & the children & family my [heart] & support 2 u.”

Aaron Paul wrote that Paxton was “one of the greatest guys that I have ever met.”

Bill Paxton was hands down one of the greatest guys that I have ever met. I feel lucky to have called him my friend. Bill, I love you. RIP.

— Aaron Paul (@aaronpaul_8) February 26, 2017

Tom Hanks said, “Bill Paxton was, simply, a wonderful man. A wonderful man... Hanx”

Jeffrey Wright said, “Sad news about Bill Paxton - too young. Always humanity, decency and touches of humor shining through his work. RIP.”

Rob Lowe called Paxton one of the best in the industry. “Devastated by the sudden loss of my close friend and one of the finest actors in the business, Bill Paxton. Renaissance man, raconteur and uniquely American national treasure. His filmography speaks for itself. His friendship was a blessing. My love to Bunny, James and Lydia. In his memory, on this Oscar Sunday, watch ‘One False Move’ or ‘A Simple Plan’ to see this lovely leading man, at his finest.”

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson said, “Really bummed to hear about Bill Paxton this morning. Great guy, energy and always smilin’. Strength to the Paxton family. #restinlove”

Zach Braff called Paxton “a very talented man.”

Lou Diamond Phillips, a UT Arlington alumnus, said he had worked with Paxton recently.

I am stunned & saddened at the passing of Bill Paxton. I just worked with him recently. A warm and beautiful soul and a talented actor. RIP

— Lou Diamond Phillips (@LouDPhillips) February 26, 2017

Writer and director Edgar Wright tweeted, “I am so saddened by Bill Paxton’s passing. Had the pleasure of meeting him a few times in recent years and he was truly the loveliest guy.As well as Bill Paxton’s sterling work in, among many others, Nightcrawler, A Simple Plan, Apollo 13, One False Move, Aliens & Near Dark.....if you haven’t seen his underrated and gripping directorial debut ‘Frailty’, i highly recommend it.Will miss you.”

Will miss you.

— edgarwright (@edgarwright) February 26, 2017

Debra Messing wrote, “So tragic the passing of Bill Paxton. Heartbreaking. What a talent, with so many more years of art to share with us. My love to his family”

Charlize Theron wrote, “You were a great friend to me, Bill. AND one of the finest actors to share a set with. Sending so much love to Bill Paxton’s family.”