Fans of horror and sci-fi are still reeling from the sudden death of lauded character actor Bill Paxton last week. Best loved for his roles in Weird Science, Near Dark, Aliens, and Frailty, Paxton’s passing at the relatively young age of 61 was shocking. While we already knew that he had died due to complications during surgery, we now have an official cause of death to announce.
Bill Paxton‘s death was triggered by an aneurysm that required surgery which resulted in a fatal stroke. According to the death certificate, obtained by TMZ, Paxton had just undergone valve replacement surgery to correct the aortic aneurysm problem when complications arose later and he suffered a stroke.