The only actor to be killed by an Alien, Predator, and Terminator!
Yes- having just seen the clip, it appears to have been one of the other guys, not Paxton's blue-haired punk.
And what makes this strange is that I hadn't looked up the clip on YouTube. Nope. What's strange is that it was through pure luck in having just caught a scheduled transmission of "The Terminator" at *exactly* the point that scene was showing on TV.
Don't believe me? I'd read the article summary mentioning his role as the blue-haired punk and- out of curiosity- did a Google Image search for ' "Bill Paxton" Terminator' to get a look at the character. (I knew Paxton had died earlier today, but I hadn't remembered he'd played that character in The Terminator until I read that).
Literally a minute or two later, having moved away to do something else, I happened to look at the TV behind me that I hadn't really paid attention to in several hours.
Some guy with no clothes on was looking out over a city... oh, hang on, I remember this, it's that bit in the original Terminator film isn't it? Right about the time that the Terminator goes up to the punks and steals their clothes. Lo and behold, the next thing on-screen is the scene with Paxton as a blue-haired punk!
What makes this odd is that it wasn't even a news report into his death- as I said, it was an entirely unrelated and pre-scheduled (#) showing of the Terminator that through pure luck I just happened to have caught at exactly the right point.
Bear in mind that I definitely hadn't left the TV on Channel 5 for any particular reason- probably got bored after flicking through the channels- and I hadn't known at all that they were going to be showing The Terminator that night.
(#) I assume it had nothing to do with Paxton's death since printed listings from yesterday morning include it. If they'd wanted to give him a tribute, I assume they'd have gone for a film in which he had a bigger role anyway.