Helen Hunt paid tribute to her Twister costar by sharing a photo from the Oscar-nominated movie. “He made this movie great — he acted his heart out,” she wrote. “What a talented man. My thoughts are with his family.”
Julie Benz shared a photo with Paxton from their new CBS series, Training Day. “Rest In Peace my sweet friend.” Benz’s tweet was followed by statements from more Training Day costars including Drew Van Aker and Katrina Law.
“Words can not describe this man,” Van Aker wrote on a photo of the pair on Instagram. “One of the most genuine people I have EVER come across. I will never forget what I have learned from him and how he affected every one around him.”
Law simply wrote, “Hug the ones you love.”
The actor is survived by his two children, James and Lydia Paxton, and his wife Louise Newbury.
“Bill’s passion for the arts was felt by all who knew him, and his warmth and tireless energy were undeniable,” the family representative said in a statement. “We ask to please respect the family’s wish for privacy as they mourn the loss of their adored husband and father.”
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