Bill Paxton, the emmy-winning actor, died yesterday a 61 from complications from surgery. Bill was on the first cover of Ventana Monthly back in June, 2006. He lived, at least part-time, in Ojai. Every time we’d go up the hill to Osteria Monte Grapa at its former location on Signal Street with the large outdoor patio, Bill would be there surrounded by a gaggle of kids, which I assume were his. You could tell what kind of man he was simply by observing their dinner party, always lots of laughter and good will.
Life is full of complications, some that can be overcome, some that cannot. I feel sorry for his family and friends… Read Ivor Davis’ interview with him in Ventana here: