Category Archives: Death

Tragic Death Today: Bill Paxton dead at 61

Bill Paxton.jpgBill Paxton

Born: May 17, 1955 in Fort Worth, Texas, USA

Date of Death 26 February 2017 (complications from surgery)

Married to: Louise Newbury (12 May 1987 – present) (2 children)
Kelly Rowan (2 October 1979 – 22 July 1980) (divorced)

I support the troops. This is tough time right now. I think a lot of people in our industry are afraid to speak out. I had a drink with Sean Penn the other night. He went over to Baghdad in December just to see for himself what was going on. And that guy is as American as anybody I ever met.

[on auditioning for The Doors (1991)] I read my ass off. At the time I was doing Navy Seals (1990) and I flew up with short hair and a mustache to read for the lead. [Oliver Stone’s] response was, “Well, I just don’t see it”.

[on James Cameron] This guy has more integrity than anyone I ever met in my life.

Anyone who’s worked very hard on a craft or an art to get a certain precision in terms of execution and performance wants to get past all that stuff that holds you up – your ego, all the doubts.
[on his experiences as a director] I have great empathy for my actors. They trust me because they know that I have been on the front end of the camera.

Aliens
1986
dir. James Cameron
Starring
Sigourney Weaver
Carrie Henn
NEAR DARKNear Dark
1987
dir. Kathryn Bigelow
Starring:
Adrian Pasdar
Jenny Wright
Paxton
PREDATOR 2Predator 2
1990
dir. Stephen Hopkins
Cast
Danny Glover
Gary Busy
THE DARK BACKWARDThe Dark Backward
1991
dir. Adam Rifkin
Starring
Judd Nelson
Paxton
Tombstone
1993
dir. George P. Cosmatos
Starring
Kurt Russell
Val Kilmer
TRUE LIES MOVIE POSTERTrue Lies
1994
dir. Cameron
Starring
Arnold Schwarzenegger
Jamie Lee Curtis
TITANICTitanic
1997
dir. Cameron
starring
Kate Winslet
Leonardo DiCaprio
U-571
2000
dir. Jonathan Mostow
starring
Matthew McConaughey
Paxton
Kietel
MOVIE POSTERMILLION DOLLAR ARM
2014
dir. Craig Gillespie
Stars:
Jon Hamm
Lake Bell
MOVIE POSTERAPOLLO 13
1995
dir. Ron Howard
Stars:
Tom Hanks
Bill Paxton

MOVIE POSTEREDGE OF TOMORROW
2014
dir. Doug Liman
Stars:
Tom Cruise
Emily BluntGRINDHOUSEGrindhouse
2007
dir. Quentin Tarantino
Rodriguez
Starring
Cheech Marin
Kurt RussellMOVIEWEIRD SCIENCE
1985
dir. John Hughes
Starring:
Kelly LeBrock
Ilan Mitchell-SmithMOVIE POSTERHAYWIRE
dir. Steven Soderbergh
Stars:
Gina Carano
Ewan McGregor

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CANCER, Poetry by C.M. Krishack

Genre: family, death, and sadness.

CANCER
by C.M. Krishack

Like a thief in the night,

you come into our lives.

One minute we are able,

the next we are condemned.

Your methods are not restricted,

your victims are not selective,

you are merciless and forbidding,

callous and bold.

You take no prisoners,

yet you leave us imprisoned.

You attack with no sympathy,

you leave lives in shambles.

Hearts forever shattered,

words never articulated,

families forever broken-

you are our adversary

yet never motivated.

You leave us speechless,

but screaming till the end.

Screams of “Why?”

Screams of “Help!”

But our voices are just memories

left behind.

The essence of those lost

are left comforting the living.

Those that have met you

will live to remember you.

Your name is unspoken

but whispered in the lives

you have claimed-

Cancer.
 

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