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Bill Paxton’s cause of death revealed: Stroke after undergoing heart surgery

7 March 2017 Entertainment News


Fourth Estate Staff

Los Angeles, CA, United States (4E) – Bill Paxton’s death saddened many as it came just hours before the annual Academy Awards and it was revealed in a new report that the cause of the death of the actor was stroke after he underwent heart surgery.

The death certificate of the actor was released and it stated he had a heart surgery to replace a heart valve and repair the damage to his aorta. The actor died on February 25. He had his surgery 11 days prior. He reportedly experienced an aortic aneurysm that led to his death.

The death of Paxton took place while he was under the care of doctors at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles so there was no autopsy required. The county coroner was not required to perform such thus the cause of his death being revealed only now.

The family of Paxton, 61, chose to cremate him and his remains were interred at Forest Lawn-Hollywood Hills. They have not released any statement regarding the cause of death but confirmed in the past week the actor died due to complications from his surgery.

Many of his friends in the show business, such as Charlize Theron, took to Twitter to remember Paxton. 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." The two starred on “Mighty Joe Young” together. Tom Hanks also tweeted about Paxton saying the actor was a wonderful man.

At the Oscars, he was also remembered. Many stars also shared their statements regarding his death while on the red carpet. Some said it did not feel right to be attending the joyous Oscars awards because of Paxton’s death. He was best known for flicks like “Titanic,” “Aliens,” and “Twister.”

The actor is survived by his wife, Louise Newbury, and his two children, Lydia and James Paxton.

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