15/05/2017 11:09 BST

Powers Boothe Dead: ‘Deadwood’ Star Dies, Aged 68

He passed away in his sleep at his LA home.

Actor Powers Boothe has died at the age of 68, it has been confirmed.

The ‘Deadwood’ star’s publicist, Karen Samfilippo, told of the sad news on Monday (15 May), stating he “died in his sleep” on Sunday (14 May) morning.

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Powers Boothe

She told Sky News: “There will be a private service held in Texas where he was from.

“A memorial celebration in his honour is being considered for a future date.”

Powers’ acting career began decades ago and one of his earliest roles was playing the title character in the TV film ‘Guyana Tragedy: The Story Of Jim Jones’, for which he bagged an Emmy.

He later went on to appear in TV shows including ‘Deadwood’, ‘24’ and ‘Nashville’, while Powers’ film credits include star turns in ‘Sin City: A Dame to Kill For’, and the 1995 political drama ‘Nixon’.

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