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Sun Feb 26, 2017, 11:55 AM

Game over man. Bill Paxton has passed away



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Reply Game over man. Bill Paxton has passed away (Original post)
MrScorpio Feb 2017 OP
LibraLiz1973 Feb 2017 #1
Blue_Adept Feb 2017 #2
Chasstev365 Feb 2017 #3
Cha Feb 2017 #4
skylucy Feb 2017 #16
Cha Feb 2017 #17
HipChick Feb 2017 #5
SidDithers Feb 2017 #6
Orrex Feb 2017 #7
Ilsa Feb 2017 #8
aikoaiko Feb 2017 #9
yeoman6987 Feb 2017 #10
sarcasmo Feb 2017 #11
Baitball Blogger Feb 2017 #12
NewJeffCT Feb 2017 #18
Bengus81 Feb 2017 #13
Bengus81 Feb 2017 #14
Gothmog Feb 2017 #15
Nonhlanhla Feb 2017 #19
chowder66 Feb 2017 #20



Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sun Feb 26, 2017, 11:59 AM

3. Sad! Loved him in Apollo 13!

 

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sun Feb 26, 2017, 12:03 PM

4. Aww.. that's so sad. I wonder what went wrong?

It said complications from surgery. But for what and why.. that's scary. Way too young.

RIP Bill Paxton

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Response to Cha (Reply #4)

Sun Feb 26, 2017, 01:18 PM

16. Hi Cha! Yes, very sad. He was one of my favorites...Loved him in Apollo 13, Twister, Titanic, etc.

He had heart surgery and afterwards something went wrong and he had a fatal stroke.

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Response to skylucy (Reply #16)

Sun Feb 26, 2017, 01:19 PM

17. Oh.. thank you for telling me that, skylucy

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sun Feb 26, 2017, 12:07 PM

6. Oh, wow. That's very sad...

Whenever I think of Paxton, I'm reminded of the bit of trivia that he a child cheering the JFK motorcade on Nov 22, 1963 in Dallas. His dad brought him to see the President.




Edit: apparently, that was Fort Worth, not Dallas.

RIP Bill.

Sid

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sun Feb 26, 2017, 12:08 PM

7. Aw shit.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sun Feb 26, 2017, 12:08 PM

8. Oh my gosh.

Prayers to his family, friends, and coworkers. He always seemed like a mensch.

He had some of the best lines in movies, too, and even in interviews about his movie premieres.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sun Feb 26, 2017, 12:11 PM

9. A great character actor. And thank you for quoting a beloved line.



RIP

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sun Feb 26, 2017, 12:12 PM

10. Now that sucks! Just starting to get coverage

 

Went to USA Today and saw it there so unfortunately true. Just so upset by this. He was great in so many movies like Twister sand Titanic and so many more. Was on the TV show Training Day currently airing. His two kids are actors. His son just stared on training day and his daughter is on stranger things.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sun Feb 26, 2017, 12:14 PM

11. Alien, Predator, Terminator, Titanic, Apollo 13, Weird Science, Twister.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sun Feb 26, 2017, 12:16 PM

12. Loved his role in Aliens.

Tough guy who wasn't fearful of stating the obvious when the chips were down.

Maybe you haven't been keeping up on current events but we just got our asses kicked, pal!

We're on an express elevator to hell - goin' down!

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Response to Baitball Blogger (Reply #12)

Sun Feb 26, 2017, 01:20 PM

18. 20+ years ago

when my work computers started getting sound and the internet, I had a bunch of his lines saved as WAV files on my PC - every time I turned my PC on in the morning, it would say "We're on an express elevator to hell, going down" and at the end of the night, it would say "That's it man, game over" when I turned it off.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sun Feb 26, 2017, 12:57 PM

13. Just read it on my local paper website--DAMN IT!!! nt

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sun Feb 26, 2017, 12:59 PM

14. Paxton was also in a very early MTV video as a guard or miltary person. Maybe Pat Benatar??

Anyone remember??

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sun Feb 26, 2017, 01:12 PM

15. May he rest in peace

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sun Feb 26, 2017, 02:03 PM

19. Loved him on Big Love.

RIP

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sun Feb 26, 2017, 02:46 PM

20. Bill Paxton and his dad, John.

I am so saddened to hear of the passing of Bill Paxton and wanted to share a story about Bill's dad John.
I worked at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City in the bookstore and ordered books for John over the phone.
This was in August of 1989.

At the time I had no idea who John Paxton was other than the wonderfully nice man I special ordered books for and discussed art with. I never met him in person and I can't recall where John was living at the time even though I shipped books to him.

The last time I spoke to John I let him know that I was moving to Los Angeles from K.C. and he was kind and supportive
of the move. In the conversation he said "...you should contact my son when you get there. He's an actor. You might
know him as Chet in Weird Science" (why John picked this movie, I will never know... but it worked).

I said "Oh, I know exactly who you're son is". John said "yeah, he was the big shit" and we both laughed and I let him know
that I loved that role that Bill played. At the time I had a tiny movie star crush on Bill and have watched many of his movies over the years while still having that little crush.

His dad John then demanded that I take down his number so Bill could show me around and in case I was ever in need of help.
I refused but he insisted and I finally wrote the number down. I may still even have it somewhere in a box.

Of course I never did call Bill and there probably were a couple of times I could have when I first got to L.A but
I worked out a living situation when another unraveled.

Today, I looked up Bill in IMDB and it stated that his dad John was also an actor. I had no idea. He never mentioned it.

I wondered if I would ever run into Bill (I had run into many celebrities over the years), never really speaking to any of them unless they were a customer when I worked in retail and the conversation was the same as it would be with any other customer.

If I would have run into him, which unfortunately I didn't, I would have told him that his dad gave me his number as an act of
kindness that I have and will never forget.

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