Powers Boothe has passed away of natural causes in his LA home, according to his publicist. The actor was 68-years-old and is known for his roles in Agents of SHIELD and The Avengers, in which he played World Security Council man Gideon Malick. He also notably appeared in Sin City, TV series Deadwood and supplied the voice of Gorilla Grodd in Justice League Unlimited.
A character actor, Boothe’s roles were tremendously varied and he picked up an Emmy for his work in the TV movie Guyana Tragedy: The Story of Jim Jones. He played the titular character, the cult leader responsible for the Jonestown Massacre.
His friend Beau Bridges was first to share the news of his passing.
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
Fans, friends and colleagues have taken to the internet to remember the popular actor.
Filmmaker Charles de Lauzirika shared this photo in memory of Boothe and Bill Paxton, who we also lost recently:
Powers Boothe and Bill Paxton both appeared in TOMBSTONE, HATFIELDS & McCOYS, FRAILTY. Such terrific work they leave us with. pic.twitter.com/cg4AXdeInV
— Charles de Lauzirika (@Lauzirika) May 15, 2017
Co-star Dana Delany had these lovely words:
Met him on Tombstone & married him in True Women. Powers Boothe was a wonderful actor & even better man. Sad month for cowboys. pic.twitter.com/tiQnMqFJjP
— Dana Delany (@DanaDelany) May 15, 2017
Will Forte, who worked with Powers Boothe on MacGruber said this:
Absolutely heartbroken about the passing of Powers Boothe. An amazingly talented actor and wonderful human being. RIP Colonel Faith 💔
— Will Forte (@OrvilleIV) May 15, 2017
While Veronica Cartwright remembers working with him like it was yesterday:
Sad to hear of Powers Boothe passing. Seems like yesterday we worked on The Guyana Tragedy together. Rest In Peace my friend and colleague
— Veronica Cartwright (@veesland) May 15, 2017
Some simply shared his famous line from Tombstone:
Agents of SHIELD actors also remembered their co-star:
Terrible. We were incredibly lucky to have him on Shield. He taught me a lot. RIP Powers. My heart is with his family.
— Chloe Bennet (@chloebennet) May 15, 2017