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Monday, 15 May 2017

Character Actor Powers Boothe Has Passed Away

Powers Boothe, known for roles in Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D., Justice League: Unlimited and Sin City, has passed away. He was 68 years old. Boothe died Sunday morning in his sleep of natural causes at his home in Los Angeles.

His friend, actor Beau Bridges, tweeted the news Sunday afternoon.

Powers Boothe began his acting career in the theatre, appearing in a number of Shakespearean productions including Henry IV. In 1980, he would win an Emmy for his role as cult leader Jim Jones in CBS' Guyana Tragedy: The Story of Jim Jones.

He would go on to be nominated for two ensemble SAG Awards. One in 1996 alongside the cast of Nixon and again in 2007 with the cast of Deadwood.

During is career, Boothe gained a reputation for playing villains with memorable roles in Sudden Death, Frailty and Sin City - where he portrayed the nefarious Senator Roark.

In 2002, Powers Boothe Wold lend his voice to the role of iconic DC Comics villain Gorilla Grodd for the hit animated series Justice League and its subsequent spinoff Justice League: Unlimited. Boothe would go on to voice the super-intelligent ape for four years - right up until the show ended in May of 2006.

In June of 2006, Boothe would continue his DCAU villain streak by voicing Lex Luthor in the animated film Superman: Brainiac Attacks alongside the likes of Tim Daly, Dana Delany and Aliens alum Lance Henriksen.

In more recent years, Boothe would join the Marvel Cinematic Universe in the role of Gideon Malick, debuting the role in Joss Whedon's The Avengers and carrying it over to the small screen for ABC's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. spinoff.

Prior to his passing, Boothe also appeared in U Turn, Nashville, 24 and Tombstone.

The Infinite Earths team would like to send or deepest sympathies to the friends and family of Mr. Boothe. A skilled character actor since Day #1, his presence on both the big and small screen will be forever missed! Rest In Peace.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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