Deadwood actor Powers Boothe dies age 68 of natural causes

Passed away: Deadwood actor Powers Boothe has died age 68: HBO
Passed away: Deadwood actor Powers Boothe has died age 68: HBO

Actor Powers Boothe has died at the age of 68 at his Los Angeles home.

The US star, known for his roles in TV show Deadwood and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D died of ‘natural causes’ on Sunday morning, his representative has confirmed.

There will be a private service held in his native Texas, while a memorial celebration in his honour is under consideration.

Boothe won an Emmy Award back in 1980 for playing cult leader Jim Jones in CBS' Guyana Tragedy: The Story of Jim Jones.

He was also nominated for a SAG Award alongside the cast of Nixon in 1996 and then again in 2007 with the cast of Deadwood.

Known for taking on villainous roles, Boothe famously played Senator Roark in 2005’s Sin City and its sequel Sin City: A Dame to Die For.

Other notable roles included Red Dawn, Tombstone, The Emerald Forest and Nashville.

Fellow actor and friend Beau Brodges tweeted his condolences on Sunday night, following news of Boothe’s death.

“It's with great sadness that I mourn the passing of my friend Powers Boothe. A dear friend, great actor, devoted father & husband,” he wrote.

Boothe married his college sweetheart Pam in 1969 and the couple had two children together, Parisse and Preston.