A wonderful man.'Director James Cameron said Paxton's death 'leaves such a void' after mentioning that the two were close friends after working together for 36 years, in a statement to Vanity Fair.He wrote: 'I hope that amid the gaudy din of Oscar night, people will take a moment to remember this wonderful man, not just for all the hours of joy he brought to us with his vivid screen presence, but for the great human that he was.' Paxton played the role of Brock Lovett in Titanic (left), the treasure hunter that discovered the Heart of the Ocean necklace in the film.He had revealed to a director he was nervous about the surgery that caused his untimely death.
She decided on an acting career early: by age 9, she had begun studying drama, had an agent and had landed a role in the 1973 television movie .
'Renaissance man, raconteur and uniquely American national treasure. His friendship was a blessing.' Aaron Paul, known for his role in Breaking Bad, was also stunned by the news of Paxton's death, and said the actor was 'one of the greatest guys' he ever met. He was married to his second wife, Louise Newbury, for 30 years at the time of his death. His family's statement added: 'Bill's passion for the arts was felt by all who knew him, and his warmth and tireless energy were undeniable. When he was 18 years old, he moved to Los Angeles in hopes to make his big break and got his start as a set dresser for Roger Corman.
He had an Emmy for the History miniseries Hatfields and Mc Coys, and he was in the Golden Globe-nominated HBO series Big Love. The Texas native has close to 100 acting credits to his name, including film and television work. He married Kelly Rowan in 1979 but they divorced shortly after in July of 1980.
Hunt followed up this project with more work as a director.
She helmed episodes of the sitcom costar Matthew Broderick, married her longtime boyfriend, actor Hank Azaria, in July 1999.