Actor Bill Paxton died on Saturday from complications due to surgery, according to his family. The actor was known for his roles in ‘Titanic’ and ‘Aliens’, and played a storm-chaser in the film ‘Twister’, the second-highest-grossing movie of 1996, behind ‘Independence Day’.
Over 200 real storm-chasers have paid their respects to Paxton by spelling out his initials on a map centered on the town of Wakita, Okla., located in ‘Tornado Alley’. It’s the first time this has been done for a non-storm chaser; an honour usually reserved for those who risk their lives studying extreme weather by literally pursuing it.
The tribute was accomplished by each participant driving to a spot on their map grid and registering their location by GPS at a particular time. Click here to read how they did it.
— Aaron Brackett (@Aaron_Brackett) February 26, 2017