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'Losing him is a gutpunch': Tributes from Hollywood pour in for Bill Paxton

Rob Tornoe

Updated: Sunday, February 26, 2017, 9:05 PM

"Sons of Anarchy" and "Hellboy" actor Ron Pearlman shared this photo of himself sharing a laugh with Bill Paxton on Twitter Sunday morning.

Actor Bill Paxton, best know for his roles in "Titantic" and "Twister," died on Saturday due to complications following surgery. He was 61.

As the news broke Sunday morning, shocked movie stars and friends took to Twitter to offer their condolences and pay tribute to the long-time actor.

Rob Lowe, who was a close friend of Paxton:

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.

Academy Award-winner Tom Hanks, who co-starred with Paxton in "Apollo 13":

Bill Paxton was, simply, a wonderful man. A wonderful man... Hanx.

“Sons of Anarchy” and “Hellboy” actor Ron Perlman:

This picture was taken 2 months ago. As you can see, Bill was alive as alive can be. Losing him is a gut punch. Unprocessable. Rest easy b.. pic.twitter.com/wDXt15jJr9

Bill was with his wife for 30 years. If that don't tell ya sumthin....

Flights of angels sweet prince...

"Apollo 13" director Ron Howard:

Crushing. #RIPBillPaxton A gr8 talent & spirit. His passion contributed so much 2 #Apollo13 & all his wrk. We'll miss the hell out of U Bill https://t.co/j2Khv6fmCP

Jordan Peele, co-star of "Key and Peele" and director of the new horror film "Get Out:"

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.

"Mad About You" star Paul Reiser, who co-starred with Paxton in "Aliens:"

Just heard the so so sad news about my pal #BillPaxton. So talented, special and the sweetest guy you'd ever want to meet. RIP my friend.

CNN host Jake Tapper:

RIP Bill Paxton -- a great actor whom many first noticed in Weird Science pic.twitter.com/uo0Tfd98XB

Actor and comedian Josh Gad:

The loss of #BillPaxton is beyond crushing. Once again, an icon, far too young, gone far too soon. �� Goodbye Private Hudson.

Peter Mayhew, who played Chewbacca in “Star Wars:”

RIP Bill Paxton. He was a kind man and a true gentlemen. His light will be missed in this world. pic.twitter.com/V6RePyhtI9

“Star Trek” actor William Shatner:

Condolences to the family of Bill Paxton. I just heard the news. ��

Rob Tornoe

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