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Bill Paxton, the actor's most memorable movie roles such as "Twister", "Apollo 13" and "Titanic," has died at 61 from surgery complications, according to a family statement on Sunday.

Paxton started his careers in the 1970s playing minor roles, but won over audiences in the following two decades.

He played notable characters in "The Terminator," "Weird Science" and "Aliens" in the 1980s, and he grew to have a larger profile in the 1990s in movies such as "Tombstone,""Apollo 13," "Twister" and "Titanic."

The family requested privacy while they mourn Paxton's death. He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Louise Newbury, and their two children. His first marriage, to Kelly Rowan, ended in divorce.