Actor Bill Paxton, who died unexpectedly Saturday, revealed in an email that he was worried about the surgery that would ultimately lead to his sudden death.
DailyMail.com reports Paxton received well wishes from his "Edge of Tomorrow" director Doug Liman prior to heart surgery, and while Liman described him as "optimistic," he also says the actor was "worried."
Still, Paxton closed his last email to Liman with, "Thanks for the good wishes. It will help me face this ordeal."
He was even looking ahead to a possible "Edge of Tomorrow" sequel, reassuring Liman, "Don't worry 'Sgt Farell' will be ready to report for duty," referring to his character from the 2014 action flick.
Paxton, a familiar face from his roles in "Titanic" (1997) and on five seasons of HBO's "Big Love," among many other projects, died of a stroke following complications from the surgery.
He is mourned by many in Hollywood, and his shocking passing will almost certainly be mentioned on Sunday evening's Oscars broadcast.
Some of the celebrity reactions:
Bill Paxton was, simply, a wonderful man. A wonderful man... Hanx.— Tom Hanks (@tomhanks) February 26, 2017
Devastated by the sudden loss of my close friend and one of the finest actors in the business, Bill Paxton. Renaissance man, raconteur and— Rob Lowe (@RobLowe) February 26, 2017
uniquely American national treasure. His filmography speaks for itself. His friendship was a blessing. My love to Bunny, James and Lydia.— Rob Lowe (@RobLowe) February 26, 2017
So sad Bill Paxton passed away. A memorable talent and an all around kind man. We played air guitar at a concert once😔#twisterfanforever— Keegan Allen (@KeeganAllen) February 26, 2017
Bill Paxton was notoriously one of the nicest people in the industry. He also gave us some of the all-time most iconic movie moments.— Jordan Peele (@JordanPeele) February 26, 2017
He made this movie great--he acted his heart out. What a talented man. My thoughts are with his family. pic.twitter.com/rUcmmYME3h— Helen Hunt (@HelenHunt) February 26, 2017
Really bummed to hear about Bill Paxton this morning. Great guy, energy and always smilin'. Strength to the Paxton family. #restinlove— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) February 26, 2017
What a lovely, warm and kind human. So sad to hear of Bill Paxton's passing.— Elijah Wood (@elijahwood) February 26, 2017
I'm devastated about the passing of Bill Paxton. He was always so kind & supportive. Funny & wise. A talented actor whom I will miss. RIP— Bryan Cranston (@BryanCranston) February 26, 2017
Heartbreaking to hear the news of the passing my friend Bill Paxton. Thanks for the laughs, Bill. We'll always have Mexico. pic.twitter.com/BQVRbg8H3t— Erik Stolhanske (@ErikStolhanske) February 26, 2017
RIP Bill Paxton. Time to rewatch his excellent work in this: pic.twitter.com/6161Xne7Ge— Anthony Bourdain (@Bourdain) February 26, 2017
I am stunned & saddened at the passing of Bill Paxton. I just worked with him recently. A warm and beautiful soul and a talented actor. RIP— Lou Diamond Phillips (@LouDPhillips) February 26, 2017
Bill Paxton was hands down one of the greatest guys that I have ever met. I feel lucky to have called him my friend. Bill, I love you. RIP.— Aaron Paul (@aaronpaul_8) February 26, 2017