Acclaimed and fan favorite actor Powers Boothe has passed away at 68.
The Emmy award-winning actor’s publicist confirmed to TVLine that Boothe’s died of natural causes on Sunday morning after the news was first announced by Beau Bridges, a friend to Boothe, on his Twitter account.
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
Boothe’s illustrious career included roles on television shows such as Deadwood and Philip Marlowe, Private Eye, though comic book fans may remember him best as primary antagonist Senator Ethan Roark in the feature film adaptation of Sin City and his guest appearances on Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
In Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Boothe played Gideon Malick, a character who first appeared in The Avengers and was later revealed to be a Hydra leader during the ABC show’s third season.
Boothe reprised his role as Senator Ethan Roark in Sin City: A Dame to Kill For.
Boothe also provided the voice for Gorilla Grodd in the Justice League animated series.
In 1980, Powers Boothe won an Emmy Award in the Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Special category for his performance as infamous cult leader Jim Jones in the CBS miniseries Guyana Tragedy: The Story of Jim Jones.
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