Home Deceased R.I.P. Bill Paxton Deceased R.I.P. Bill Paxton By TheHollywoodTimes.today - February 26, 2017 Facebook Twitter Pinterest ReddIt Email Bill Paxton Cause of Death. Paxton died due to complications from surgery, the family said in a statement. On Saturday, he underwent heart surgery, Unfortunately, he suffered a fatal stroke during post-operation complications, according to reports.