As news spreads that veteran character Bill Paxton has passed away, many of his former colleagues and friends have shared thoughts and memories of him on Twitter.

Arnold Schwarzenegger, who starred alongside Paxton in James Cameron's action comedy True Lies, said that Paxton "could play any role, but he was best at being Bill - a great human being with a huge heart." Meanwhile, Apollo 13 co-star Tom Hanks called Paxton "simply, a wonderful man."

Ron Perlman, who was a close friend of Paxton's, tweeted a picture of the two of them together a few months ago and commented that Paxton was married to his wife for close to thirty years. Fans of his, including Joel McHale, Kumail Nanjani and Patton Oswalt offered up thoughts and memories of Paxton's life and career.

Paxton is survived by his wife of thirty years, Louise, and his two children, James and Lydia.