Jeffrey Dean Morgan Remembers Late Costar Bill Paxton: ‘Loved Him with a Passion’

Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Bill Paxton speak onstage during the 'Texas Rising' panel at the A&E Networks portion of the 2015 Winter Television Critics Association press tour at the Langham Hotel on January 9, 2015 in Pasadena, California.

Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Bill Paxton communicate onstage through the ‘Texas Rising’ panel on the A&E Networks portion of the 2015 Winter Television Critics Association press tour on the Langham Hotel on January 9, 2015 in Pasadena, California.

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Jeffrey Dean Morgan is remembering his late costar Bill Paxton with an emotional Twitter tribute.  

The Walking Dead star, 55, shared a photograph of himself and Paxton to Twitter on Saturday displaying the 2 actors smiling side-by-side underneath umbrellas. Both Morgan and Paxton are in full costume, with Paxton wearing a pair of suspenders and excessive boots with a hat perched on his knee.         

“This popped up today on my phone memories. Goddamn, I Miss him. So much,” Morgan wrote alongside the photograph. “Never known anyone quite like Bill. Never will.”

The actor added that he “loved” Paxton “with a passion,” noting, “everyone lucky enough to know him did.” 

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The photograph seems to have been taken on the set of the Texas Rising miniseries, which first premiered in 2015 on the History Channel. Morgan and Paxton costarred within the historic drama, which happened after the Battle of the Alamo and adopted the creation of the Texas Rangers through the Texas Revolution.

Jeffrey Dean Morgan Pays Tribute to Late Bill Paxton

Jeffrey Dean Morgan Pays Tribute to Late Bill Paxton

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Paxton starred as General Sam Houston, whereas Morgan performed Captain Deaf Smith.  

When information of Paxton’s demise first broke in 2017, Morgan paid tribute to his costar on Twitter, writing, “Bill Paxton was simply one of the greatest people ever. To know him was to love him. I loved him.”  

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Paxton, who was recognized for his roles in reveals like Big Love and Hatfields & McCoys and in motion pictures like Twister and Apollo 13, died of a stroke on Feb. 25, 2017. A household consultant mentioned on the time that Paxton died “due to complications from surgery.” 

The late actor’s household later filed a wrongful demise lawsuit in opposition to the physician who operated on him and the hospital the place his coronary heart surgical procedure was carried out, accusing them of “negligent diagnosis, management, and treatment.” Paxton, who was 61 on the time, died 11 days after his surgical procedure, which happened on Feb. 14. 

Morgan’s put up comes after Amanda Seyfried additionally paid tribute to Paxton along with her personal throwback photograph on Friday. Seyfried, 35, who performed Paxton’s onscreen daughter in Big Love, posted a photograph of the 2 of them to her Instagram. 

“Bill and me,” she wrote within the caption. “Sorting through the thousands of photos I’ve packed away over the years has been mostly fun but every once in a while I find one that brings me to my knees.”

“I got so lucky to know this man and feel his bright, warm light so often while playing his daughter on Big Love,” Seyfried added. “He was wonderful and so deeply loved and I miss him.”

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Paxton performed Mormon household patriarch Bill Hendrickson on the collection, which ran for 5 seasons on HBO earlier than coming to an finish in 2011. The collection additionally starred Jeanne Tripplehorn, Chloë Sevigny, and Ginnifer Goodwin, who performed the three wives of Paxton’s character. 

Seyfried beforehand advised PEOPLE Paxton’s demise was “a terrible loss” in a assertion shared shortly after the actor’s passing. 

“He was an amazing and supportive father-figure to me in my early career,” she mentioned. “Incredibly inspired and full of life at every turn, he made you feel like everything was possible.”


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