Death claims ‘Deadwood’ star at 68

Powers Boothe

Powers Boothe, who played Cy Tolliver on the HBO series “Deadwood,” died of natural causes Sunday morning in his sleep.

Boothe, who was 68, left behind a wife and two children, Parisse and Preston.

Other notable roles included spots in Nashville, The Avengers, Sin City, and The Hatfields & McCoys. Boothe also won an Emmy Award for his role as Jim Jones in the 1980 series Guyana Tragedy: The Story of Jim Jones.

Boothe, who was the son of a rancher and born on a farm in Snyder, Texas, will return to Texas to his final resting place. According to Boothe’s publicist Karen Samfillipo, a memorial service will be held to celebrate his life, although a date has not yet been set.

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