Bill Paxton Dies at 61: Tom Hanks, Helen Hunt and More Celebs Pay Tribute to Actor

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Bill Paxton's fans, friends and peers are remembering the acclaimed actor after he died over the weekend due to complications from surgery. He was 61.
Paxton starred in a slew of films, including blockbuster hits Aliens, Apollo 13, Titanic and Twister. The four-time Golden Globe nominee also starred in HBO's Big Love for five seasons, the History Channel's Hatfields & McCoys and most recently, CBS' new show Training Day.
The Texas-born actor undoubtedly left a mark on Hollywood, and many celebrities have paid tribute to the late star, including his Apollo 13 costar, Tom Hanks, his Big Love co-star, Aaron Paul, and his True Lies co-star, Jamie Lee Curtis.
Here's a look at their reactions to Paxton's tragic death:
Tom Hanks: "Bill Paxton was, simply, a wonderful man. A wonderful man... Hanx."
Aaron Paul: "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."
Helen Hunt: "He made this movie [Twister] great --he acted his heart out. What a talented man. My thoughts are with his family."
Jamie Lee Curtis: "Nooooo. Bill Paxton is gone. Such a funny, talented, loving human. Louise and the children and family my ❤ and support 2 u. #truelies"
Kevin Bacon: "Some of my favorite memories are of floating around in a tiny vessel with big hearted, hilarious, brilliant Bill Paxton. Sad day."
Tony Hawk: "Goodbye Bill Paxton. Thank you for decades of entertainment and for giving us some of the most quotable characters that still endure. #RIPchet"
Zach Braff: "Bill Paxton. A very talented man. As skilled with comedy as he was with drama. Carpe Diem. #rip"
Jeffrey Wright: "Sad news about Bill Paxton - too young. Always humanity, decency and touches of humor shining through his work. RIP."
Jordan Peele: "Bill Paxton was notoriously one of the nicest people in the industry. He also gave us some of the all-time most iconic movie moments."
Rob Lowe: "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.
Josh Gad: "The loss of #BillPaxton is beyond crushing. Once again, an icon, far too young, gone far too soon. ? Goodbye Private Hudson."
Elijah Wood: "What a lovely, warm and kind human. So sad to hear of Bill Paxton's passing."
William Shatner: "Condolences to the family of Bill Paxton. I just heard the news."
Charlize Theron: "You were a great friend to me, Bill. AND one of the finest actors to share a set with [on Mighty Joe Young]. Sending so much love to Bill Paxton's family."
Bella Thorne: "Oh my goodness...I don't even know what to say thank you bill for being such a good TV dad to me [on Big Love] and spreading love on every set you work on..my thoughts and prayers go out to your family. We love you #billpaxton ? #rip"

ET recently spoke to Paxton about his new role in the TV show, Training Day. Take a look at one of his last interviews: