Community members and friends reacted to the death of actor Bill Paxton, a Fort Worth native, saying the actor known for titles such as "Apollo 13" and "Titanic" always remembered his Texas roots.
Fort Worth businessman Steve Murrin was a close family friend of the Paxtons and watched Bill grow up.
A family representative issued a statement Sunday on the death but provided no further details. The 61-year-old actor died from complications related to surgery.
"Bill was a kind guy and a dear friend," Murrin said. He added that Paxton’s packed schedule prevented him from returning often, but he always held his Texas ties tight.
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