Word is coming in this evening that Emmy Award winning actor Powers Boothe, who starred in nearly 70 films and television series. The news broke by a tweet from actor/director Beau Bridges early 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
He had been most recently playing as Gideon Malick in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., but was also well known for playing villains in Sudden Death, Frailty, and Sin City. Our own favorite role of his will always remain as brothel and saloon owner Cy Tolliver in Showtime’s western series Deadwood. His Emmy came for his performance as the Reverend Jim Jones in CBS’ Guyana Tragedy: The Story of Jim Jones in 1980.
So far there is no news as to the cause of death, though he is reported to have passed while in his sleep at home. He is survived by his wife of nearly 50 years, Pam Cole, and their two children Parisse and Preston.