Storm Chasers Honor Bill Paxton With ‘Twister’ Tribute
“There are probably hundreds, if not thousands, of meteorologists today — myself included — who were impacted by the movie Twister and the role Bill played in that,” Wetter told the Associated Press. “Twister was kind of the first time in a mass media place the meteorologist became cool, if only for a little while.”
Paxton’s Edge of Tomorrow director, Doug Liman, told the New York Daily News that the star was “nervous” about his operation. “Even facing major surgery, his optimism for the future was infectious,” Liman said. “He was talking about the future, things we hoped to do together.”
The Apollo 13 actor, who is survived by his wife, Louise Newbury, and two children James and Lydia, was honored at the 89th Annual Academy Awards during the “In Memoriam” segment on Sunday night. He was not in the montage, however, because there was not enough time to add him in.
“Each and every one was a beloved member of our Hollywood family, as was a beloved actor and friend who left us just yesterday, Bill Paxton,” presenterJennifer Aniston said as she got choked up. “All were loved, and all will be missed.”