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Sadly, fans are once again mourning the death of one of Hollywood's best and brightest. Bill Paxton has passed away at the age of 61, and tributes continue to pour in from his fans and colleagues. Paxton enjoyed a long and successful career that includes popular movies like Titanic, Alien, and of course Twister.

[Credit: Warner Bros.]
[Credit: Warner Bros.]

Back in 1996, Paxton played fearless storm chaser Bill "The Extreme" Harding in the dramatic action adventure Twister. The movie would not attract any prestigious accolades following its release, but over the years it undoubtedly became a cult classic. The movie went on to inspire a generation to pursues careers in the world of meteorology. If it didn't stimulate your interest in the world of storm chasing, it at least made you pay attention to the weather.

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As words of respect for Paxton are being shared on social media, one gesture in particular stands out as what might be the coolest tribute of all time. The Spotter Network used its network of storm chasers across the US, organizing them so their GPS coordinates would spell out the initials "BP" on the map. It was reported that more than 200 people took part in the tribute, something that has never been done for a person outside of the storm-chasing community. There is no doubt that Bill Paxton will be missed.


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