Gritty Emmy Award-Winning Actor Dies in his Sleep


An Emmy Award-winning actor has died in his sleep at the age of 68.

According to CNN, Powers Boothe — known best for acting in “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” “Deadwood,” and “Sin City” — died in his sleep from natural causes.

The Texas native found a niche playing in Westerns, often portraying gritty characters. He played Cy Tolliver in “Deadwood” and crossed over into the superhero realm for Gideon Malick in “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”


He also acted in “Nashville,” “24,” “Tombstone,” “Justice League,” “Red Dawn (1984),” and “The Avengers.”

In 1980, he won an Emmy for his lead acting role in "Guyana Tragedy: The Story of Jim Jones."

"I loved working with Powers Boothe. A towering Texas gentleman and world class artist. Rest In Peace, amigo," wrote filmmaker Robert Rodriguez, according to ABC News.


Boote was inducted in the Texas Film Hall of Fame in 2009.

He is survived by his wife of 48 years and two children, according to American Profile.


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