'Nashville' Alum Powers Boothe Dies at 68

'Nashville' Alum Powers Boothe Dies at 68
The Emmy-winning actor died in his sleep on Sunday morning, May 14, of natural causes after 40 years of being an actor.

Powers Boothe passed away on Sunday, May 14. The 68-year-old actor died in his sleep of natural causes at his home in Los Angeles. He was known for his roles on "Deadwood", "Nashville", "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." and in film "Sin City: A Dame to Kill For".

According to The Hollywood Reporter, a private service will be held in Boothe's hometown Texas. A memorial celebration in his honor is being considered as well. Donations can be made to the Gary Sinise Foundation, which honors the nation's defenders, veterans, first responders, their families and those in need.

Booth rose to fame in 1980 after starring on CBS' "Guyana Tragedy: The Story of Jim Jones" as the titular character. His amazing portrayal of Jim Jones earned him an Emmy Award. He continued to star on various series and films afterward.

Actor Beau Bridges took to Twitter to express his sadness on Boothe's passing. "It's with great sadness that I mourn the passing of my friend Powers Boothe. A dear friend, great actor, devoted father & husband," he tweeted a few hours after Boothe's death.

Robert Rodriguez, "Sin City" director, also tweeted regarding his death. "I loved working with Powers Boothe. A towering Texas gentleman and world class artist. Rest In Peace, amigo," he tweeted later that day.

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