Storm chasers honor Bill Paxton

An amazing several-state tribute – stretching across Tornado Alley – honoring Twister star Bill Paxton, who died Sunday due to complications from heart surgery.

Image via @USTornadoes on Twitter.

On Sunday afternoon (February 26, 2017), storm chasers in the United States’ infamous tornado alley paid tribute to film star Bill Paxton of the 1996 movie Twister, after news broke that the actor had died at age 61 following complications from heart surgery. Hundreds of storm chasers used their Spotter Network markers to make Paxton’s initials across parts of Kansas and Oklahoma.

Paxton went on from Twister to narrate the IMAX documentary Tornado Alley in 2011. A native Texan, it’s said he often spoke about his fascination with the weather phenomena.

Bottom line: A tribute from storm chasers across Tornado Alley, honoring Twister star Bill Paxton, who died February 26, 2017.

Deborah Byrd