Late Actor Bill Paxton Honored In Unusual Way, Epic Tribute Spreads Across Midwest
Katie Mooney 4/14/2017
Movie and television lovers worldwide have recently mourned the passing of one of the great actors, Bill Paxton.
This talented and well-known actor was famous for his roles in big hit films such as Aliens, True Lies, Twister, and Titanic - to name just a few. Bill also starred in the popular television series Big Love, in which he played a polygamist from Salt Lake City. There is no Hollywood role Bill Paxton couldn't play - and play well.
He touched the lives of all who knew him, and will be missed deeply. Jeanne Tripplehorn, a co-star of Bill's, shared of him,
"When you worked with Bill, you left with a little piece of him. Such a big soul, big laugh, big smile, big love - a truly good man."
These feelings and memories are of course shared by all who knew Bill - but, especially by the fans of his compelling and nail-biting hit, Twister.
Twister sucked viewers into an up close and personal experience with tornadoes, leaving them utterly "blown away." This heart-stopping blockbuster movie took Hollywood completely by storm - peaking public interest in storm chasing, satisfying wild weather seekers all over, and leaving fans craving a sequel.
Twister fanatics were so moved by Bill's performance in this thrilling film, that they felt the need to honor his life in a "fitting" way. Following Bill's passing, fans and storm chasers everywhere united to do something special in remembrance of him - as they took to the "stormy" path.
The combined effort involving hundreds of storm hungry contributors spanned across three states - Oklahoma, Kansas, and Texas. Those who participated were required to set their GPS beacons to different coordinates in order to form the initials on the storm chasing screen. In the end, they created a memorable, one-of-a-kind tribute to this great actor.
Watch Bill Paxton in an interview with Larry King about a Twister sequel:
Although the life of Bill Paxton ended unexpectedly and far too soon - fans found great comfort in being able to show their love in this unique way. Share this "storm chasing" story with your friends and family, and honor the life of Bill Paxton.