The entertainment industry is mourning Bill Paxton, who died Sunday at the age of 61.
Stars like Tom Hanks, Charlize Theron, Jordan Peele, William Shatner, Rob Lowe, Kumail Nanjiani, and Jamie Lee Curtis paid tribute to the late actor — best known for his roles in films like Aliens, Twister, Apollo 13, True Lies, Titanic, and the Golden Globe-nominated HBO series Big Love — on social media soon after the news of his death broke.
“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,” Lowe tweeted Sunday morning. “His friendship was a blessing… In his memory, on this Oscar Sunday, watch One False Move or A Simple Plan to see this lovely leading man, at his finest.”
Referencing Paxton’s role in Aliens, Josh Gad added: “The loss of #BillPaxton is beyond crushing. Once again, an icon, far too young, gone far too soon. Goodbye Private Hudson.”
Read on for more industry reactions to Paxton’s death.