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Less than two weeks after Bill Paxton’s sudden and shocking death, a cause has been revealed.
According to TMZ who obtained the late actor’s death certificate, Paxton’s death was “triggered by an aneurysm that required surgery which resulted in a fatal stroke.”
TMZ reported, the beloved Titanic actor underwent surgery on February 14 after suffering an aortic aneurysm and required valve replacement surgery to correct the issue. During the procedure more complications arose and Paxton ended up suffering a fatal stroke which ultimately caused his death on February 25 at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.
Following Paxton’s death, his family released a statement via a representative confirming his passing. “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.”
The Twister star is survived by his wife Louise Newbury and two children, James and Lydia.