Powers Boothe, ‘Sin City,’ ‘Nashville,’ and ‘Deadwood’ Actor, Dies at 68

Powers Boothe, ‘Sin City,’ ‘Nashville,’ and ‘Deadwood’ Actor, Dies at 68

Powers Boothe, ‘Sin City,’ ‘Nashville,’ and ‘Deadwood’ Actor, Dies at 68

Powers Boothe, a small and large screen character actor, died Sunday in Los Angeles. He was 68 years old.

Boothe died in his sleep Sunday morning from natural causes, his representative tells Variety.

Boothe appeared in several comic book programs and films, portraying Senator Roark in “Sin City” and his sequel “Sin City: A Dame to Kill For” (photo above). He also had a small role in “The Avengers”.

He also played Gideon Malick for eleven episodes of “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” As a voice actor, Gorilla Grodd and Red Tornado expressed the animated series “Justice League”.

Her talents were not just limited to gender material. He played former mayor Lamar Wyatt in 26 episodes of country drama “Nashville”, as well as Judge “Wall” Hatflied in “Hatfields & McCoys.” Prior to that, he played cafe owner Cy Tolliver in “Deadwood” and Vice President Daniels In “24”.

Powers Boothe, ‘Sin City,’ ‘Nashville,’ and ‘Deadwood’ Actor, Dies at 68

Actor Beau Bridges tweeted news of Boothe’s passing on Sunday.

“It is with great sadness that I regret the passing away of my friend Powers Boothe. A dear friend, great actor, father and husband devotees.”

In 1980, Boothe took the Emmy as lead actor in a limited or special series to play infamous cult leader Jim Jones in Guyana’s Tragedy: The Story of Jim Jones.

His other notable film roles included “Red Dawn,” “The Emerald Forest,” “Tombstone” and “Nixon” by Oliver Stone, in which he played Alexander Haig.

Born in Snyder, Texas, Boothe joined the Oregon Shakespeare Festival after graduating from college and worked in theater before moving on to film and television.

According to representatives, there will be a private service held in Texas, where he was. A commemorative celebration in his honor is being considered for a future date. Donations can be made to the Gary Sinise Foundation, which honors the nation’s advocates, veterans, first aid, their families and those in need.

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