Powers Boothe, one of the most iconic actors, who had appeared in many films and TV shows died on Sunday morning at his home in Los Angeles. The 68-year old actor was an Emmy winner for leading actor for playing cult leader Jim Jones in CBS’ Guyana Tragedy: The Story of Jim Jones. A private ceremony will be held in his home town of Texas.
The saddened news comes from his friend Beau Bridges, who broke out the news on Twitter on Sunday afternoon.
It's with great sadness that I mourn the passing of my friend Powers Boothe. A dear friend, great actor, devoted father & husband.
— Beau Bridges (@MrBeauBridges) May 14, 2017
Before making his acting debut in late 1970s, he was a theater artist who has performed in number of Shakespearean productions including Henry IV. Television fans will remember Boothe for his classy performance in the third season of Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD, and then also his Deadwood part of Cy Tolliver. He was nominated twice for SAG Awards for Nixon in 1996 and for Deadwood in 2007.
He had played villain in several films including Sudden Death (1995), Bill Paxton’s Frailty (2001) and Sin City (2005). Apart from movies, he had acted in a bunch of TV shows. He portrayed Connie Britton’s father, the industrialist and former mayor Lamar Wyatt, on Nashville and played Noah Daniels, the vice president and then the U.S. president, on 24.