POWERS BOOTHE: Veteran Actor Dead at 68

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Emmy-winning actor Powers Boothe died on Sunday of apparent natural cases, according to his publicist. He was 68.

Boothe's longtime friend Beau Bridges broke the news on Twitter, writing, "It's with great sadness that I mourn the passing of my friend Powers Boothe. A dear friend, great actor, devoted father & husband."

Boothe made his big breakthrough starring in the title role in the CBS docu-drama Guyana Tragedy: The Story of Jim Jones. It earned him an Emmy.

Some of his other notable roles included appearances at Curly Bill in 1993's Tombstone and playing saloon owner Cy Tolliver on HBO's Deadwood.

More recent roles included parts in ABC's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and as Lamar, the father of country star Rayna James, on music industry-themed TV series Nashville.

He's survived by his wife, Pam, and two children, daughter Parisse, and son Preston. (EW.com)

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