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One of Hollywood’s most popular villain actor, Powers Boothe, has died aged 68.

The veteran who played villain roles in Deadwood, Tombstone, Sin City and The Avengers, died of natural causes in Los Angeles on Sunday, according to his publicist, Beau Bridges.

Beau Bridges tweeted the news and called him “a dear friend, great actor, devoted father and husband.”

The veteran actor won an Emmy award in 1980 for playing cult leader, Jim Jones, in the TV movie “Guyana Tragedy: The Story of Jim Jones.”

He also had memorable roles playing the ruthless saloon owner Cy Tolliver in Deadwood, the gunman, Curly Bill Brocius, in Tombstone and the corrupt senator in Sin City.

A private service will be held in Texas where he was from.

Author: Yemi Olarinre