This is such a shock -- and so sad for fans of his work to wake up to this Sunday morning.
Bill Paxton has died, according to TMZ. The actor was 61 years old.
According to reports, Paxton underwent heart surgery on Saturday, and then died suddenly after having complications in post-op -- a fatal stroke appears to have been the cause of death.
So sudden -- and so awful.
His family released a statement on Paxton's death, saying in part: