James Cameron and Bill Paxton had a friendship that spanned 36 years. Cameron just released a statement about his good friend, Bill, who passed away unexpectedly this morning at the age of 61.
“I’ve been reeling from this for the past half hour, trying to wrap my mind and heart around it. Bill leaves such a void. He and I were close friends for 36 years, since we met on the set of a Roger Corman ultra-low budget movie. He came in to work on set, and I slapped a paint brush in his hand and pointed to a wall, saying “Paint that!” We quickly recognized the creative spark in each other and became fast friends.