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Bill Paxton Died Of A Stroke Caused By Surgery

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Actor Bill Paxton died of a stroke that was caused by surgery he'd undertaken to address a heart issue, according to a death certificate obtained by TMZ.

The incident stemmed from an aortic aneurysm, reports Variety. On February 14, he underwent valve replacement surgery to correct the issue. Complications arose during the surgery and he suffered a stroke. Paxton, 61, died 11 days later on February 25 at Cedars-Sinai Medical.

Paxton had a prolific career. While he's perhaps best known in blockbusters such as Aliens, True Lies, and Twister, he also turned in some virtuoso work on overlooked movies like A Simple Plan and Boxing Helena.

At the 2017 Oscars (which took place the day after his death), he was brought up by Jennifer Aniston as she introduced the "In Memoriam" segment. "Each and everyone was a cherished member of our Hollywood family, as was our beloved actor and friend who just left his yesterday, Bill Paxton," said Aniston, whose voice was audibly breaking.