Cause of Bill Paxton's death revealed

March 8, 2017


Actor Bill Paxton suffered a stroke stemming from surgery a week before his death, reveals his death certificate.

A representative of Paxton's family had confirmed earlier that the "Big Love" star died on February 25 following "complications from surgery".

According to the 61-year-old's death certificate, obtained by, he suffered a stroke stemming from surgery a week earlier.

On February 14, Paxton underwent a valve replacement and aortic aneurysm repair. According to the certificate, the actor later experienced an aortic aneurysm that led to the fatal stroke.

He died at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center here.

The star is survived by his wife of 30 years, Louise Newbury, and his two children, daughter Lydia Paxton and son James Paxton.