Legendary actor Bill Paxton died at 61-years-old on Saturday due to complications following surgery. Social media was flooded with tributes from those who grew up seeing him in movies such as Apollo 13, Near Dark and Aliens.
But the role that made him a household name was as a storm chaser in the 1996 thriller, Twister. So to thank him for raising interest in their hobby, storm chasers decided to pay tribute to Paxton by spelling out his name using GPS coordinates.
Bill Paxton was, simply, a wonderful man. A wonderful man... Hanx.— Tom Hanks (@tomhanks) February 26, 2017
Bill Paxton could play any role, but he was best at being Bill - a great human being with a huge heart. My thoughts are with his family.— Arnold (@Schwarzenegger) February 26, 2017
Bill Paxton gone? How can that be? Fine actor, fine man. Game over, man. Game over.— Stephen King (@StephenKing) February 26, 2017