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Powers Boothe Dead - Emmy Winner & 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' Actor Dead at 68

Powers Boothe Dead - Emmy Winner & 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' Actor Dead at 68

Character actor Powers Boothe has passed away at the age of 68.

“Powers died in his sleep this morning of natural causes. There will be a private service held in Texas where he was from. A memorial 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 defenders, veterans, first responders, their families and those in need,” his publicist said in a statement (via The Wrap).

Powers won the Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series for his portrayal of Jim Jones in Guyana Tragedy: The Story of Jim Jones back in 1980.

You may also recognize him from roles in Nashville, Hatfields & McCoys, Deadwood, and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Our thoughts are with Powers‘ loved ones during this time.

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  • swedishskies

    RIP he was a great actor.

  • Mayra

    He was fantastic in ‘Frailty’, now he joins the great Bill Paxton. Rest in peace.

  • namers

    Powers Boothe was in one of my favorite films, Southern Comfort. If you haven’t seen it, it’s quite the thriller. RIP.

  • j b

    Nobody dies in their sleep of natural causes. Pure laziness saying that.

  • Torii Wehling

    A wonderful actor and human being. My condolences to his family.

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  • Thiran Uthaman

    I first noticed him in 24, since then in couple of others works including Shield. Kinda liked the guy, did great work imo. R.I.P.