Powers Boothe, the character actor known for his villain roles in TV’s Deadwood, and in the movies Tombstone, Sin City and The Avengers, has died. He was 68.
Boothe’s publicist says he died of natural causes at his home in Los Angeles Sunday.
Beau Bridges tweeted the news and called him “a dear friend, great actor, devoted father and husband.”
The veteran actor won an Emmy award in 1980 for playing cult leader Jim Jones in the TV movie Guyana Tragedy: The Story of Jim Jones.
He also had memorable roles playing the ruthless saloon owner Cy Tolliver in Deadwood, the gunman Curly Bill Brocius in Tombstone and the corrupt senator in Sin City.
It was the latter which won Boothe a fan in the form of director Robert Rodriguez, who cast him in Sin City and its sequel A Dame To Kill For as the corrupt politician Senator Roark.
Boothe also enjoyed a prolific career on the small screen, starring as the title character on Philip Marlowe, Private Eye, as Al Swearengen’s rival Cy Tolliver in Deadwood, as President Noah Daniels in 24, and as Lamar Wyatt in Nashville.
After a shadowy appearance in Joss Whedon’sAvengers Assemble, he graduated to the TV spin-off in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
A private service will be held in Texas where he was from.