Veteran actor Powers Boothe, best known for his role in movies and television shows like Tombstone and Deadwood, has passed away at the age of 68. He was just a few weeks shy of his 69th birthday. The news was first reported on Twitter by his close friend Beau Bridges, and confirmed by his publicist to TV Line. Current reports say that the actor passed away in his sleep early Sunday morning. Bridges bid adieu to his dear friend, and ultimately started a wave of fond memories of the actor’s work.
Fans and members of the industry posted farewell messages on Twitter remembering the great actor’s varied career (even if he did have more than his share of Westerns mixed in there).
Some of his recent roles included President Daniels on 24, Connie Britton’s shady father on Nashville, and the Hatfields & McCoys miniseries. His final series was the ABC hit Marvels Agents of SHIELD. Some of the cast of the superhero series posted their remembrances on Twitter after the news was made official, as well as other recent colleagues.
He was also, of course, the villain in the Jean-Claude Van Damme movie Sudden Death which can’t be overlooked. Sadly, the planned Deadwood movie will now go without one of it’s main men with Boothe’s passing. Cy Tolliver’s presence in the show is what so many fans know Boothe from and will be one of his most indelible performances, which is truly incredible considering how many amazing projects he was a part of and memorable performances he delivered.
The character actor will be dearly missed by fans, friends, and all who knew him.
(Via TV Line)