James Cameron and the late Bill Paxton were very close friends, so much so that the night before Paxton’s heart surgery (that led to the complications that took his life), Jim and Bill had a conversation and made light of the surgery Bill was about to undergo. Unbeknownst to both of them, it would be the last time they would ever speak. So it is no wonder, after doing it twice already, that Cameron still felt the need to eulogize his late friend one more time.
Actor. Director. Artist. Collector. Friend. Bill Paxton was a great many things to the creator of the Terminator franchise, James Cameron. So it’s no wonder that Cameron’s original statement made on the day of his passing (reported here) was not nearly enough to process his grief when remembering his dear, late friend Bill. James Cameron has since released a new statement about Bill Paxton, and this is what he had to say:
Long time friend and collaborator James Cameron wrote an e-mail a little while ago to Vanity Fair, after the terrible news broke that Bill Paxton had died of complications from surgery at the age of 61. Here is what the saddened Cameron wrote about the passing of his dear late friend, Bill Paxton:
With great sadness, we must report that legendary actor Bill Paxton has died at the age of 61.