He believed in the magic of what we can bring to people.
His father was a businessman, lumber wholesaler, museum executive and, later, during his son's career, an occasional actor, most notably appearing in Sam Raimi's Spider-Man films.
Paxton was born and raised in Fort Worth, Texas, the son of Mary Lou (née Gray) and John Lane Paxton.
He also starred in the HBO drama series Big Love (2006–2011), earning three Golden Globe Award nominations during the show's run.
Bill's passion for the arts was felt by all who knew him, and his warmth and tireless energy were undeniable.
We ask to please respect the family's wish for privacy as they mourn the loss of their adored husband and father.