Los Angeles, May 15 (PTI) Actor Powers Boothe, who appeared in films like “Sin City” and TV shows including “Deadwood” and “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”, has passed away at the age of 68. Also Read - Standing Tall at 6 Feet 10 Inches: US Girl Secures Guinness World Record For Longest Female Legs | See Pics

The actor died in his sleep of natural causes at his home here, his representative confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter. Also Read - Another Disaster in US: Deadly Brain-Eating Microbe Found in Tap Water in Texas, Kills 6-Year-Old Boy | All You Need to Know

Boothe, who grew up in Texas, had done both character and villainous roles in his career spanning almost half a century. Also Read - 'Worst Nightmare': Video of A Snake Emerging From Man’s Toilet Leaves Twitter Horrified | Watch

Initially, he featured in a number of Shakespearean productions including Henry IV and made his Broadway debut in the late ’70s in “Lone Star & Pvt. Wars”.

In 1980, Boothe won an Emmy for lead actor in a limited series or special for playing cult leader Jim Jones in “Guyana Tragedy: The Story of Jim Jones”.

He gained a reputation for playing villains with memorable roles in “Sudden Death” (1995), “Frailty” (2001) and the nefarious Senator Roark in “Sin City” (2005). Perhaps his most famous villain role was Cy Tolliver, the ruthless saloon owner on “Deadwood”.

Out of his recent outings, Boothe played the role of Gideon Malick as part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, debuting the role in 2012’s “The Avengers” and reprising it on ABC’s “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D”.

He also appeared on TV shows like “Nashville” and “24”.

Boothe was also nominated in two ensemble SAG Awards for “Nixon” (1996) and “Deadwood” (2007).

He is survived by his wife Pam Cole and two children children, Parisse and Preston.

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