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Hollywood Remembers Powers Boothe: ‘Brilliant Actor With the Best Name Ever’

Emmy-winning character actor died Sunday at the age of 68

Hollywood took to Twitter to pay their respects to the late Powers Boothe, who died Sunday at the age of 68.

“Goodbye Powers Boothe,” wrote “Doctor Strange” writer Scott Derrickson. “Brilliant actor with the best name ever.”

“You were more than a costar, you were my friend. My thoughts & prayers are with your family,” Brett Dalton, who starred on “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” with Boothe, wrote.

“Powers Boothe was a cool guy with a cool name and one hell of a fine actor,” added Eric Stonestreet. “Rest In Peace, sir.”

Boothe had dozens of roles in film and television through a career that stretched back to 1980. He won the Emmy for outstanding lead actor in a limited series for his portrayal of cult leader Jim Jones in “Guyana Tragedy: The Story of Jim Jones” in 1980.

Among his recent roles, Boothe appeared in the 2012 miniseries “Hatfields & McCoys” as Judge Valentine “Wall” Hatfield and played Lamar Wyatt on the ABC show “Nashville.”

He also appeared as Senator Roark in Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller’s “Sin City” franchise and played industrialist Gideon Malick in “The Avengers” — then reprised the role on ABC’s “Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD.”

See the reaction tweets below.



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