May 15, 2017 11:04 AM EST

Tombstone Actor Powers Boothe Dies at 68

Tombstone Actor Powers Boothe Dies at 68
Powers Boothe, well known for his roles in "Tombstone" and "Deadwood" has died. He was 68.

Boothe was born in Snyder, Texas and started his acting career in the Oregon Shakespeare Festival after he graduated from college. He went on to have a prolific character acting career in both television and film. 

Actor Beau Bridges tweeted about Boothe yesterday, saying, "It's with great sadness that I mourn the passing of my friend Powers Boothe. A dear friend, a great actor, devoted father & husband."

Boothe portrayed cowboy Curly Bill Brocious in the 1993 Western "Tombstone" and saloon owner Cy Tolliver in HBO's "Deadwood".

He leaves behind a wife, Marlene, and four children, Parisse Boothe, Reuben Travis Boothe, Preston Allen and Reginald Paul Boothe.

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