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FILE - In this Aug. 19, 2014 file photo, actor Powers Boothe attends the Los Angeles premiere of "Sin City: A Dame To Kill For" in Los Angeles. Boothe, the character actor known for his villain roles in TV’s “Deadwood,” and in the movies “Tombstone,” “Sin City” and “The Avengers,” died Sunday, May 14, 2017. He was 68. (Photo by Todd Williamson/Invision/AP, File)

Actor Powers Boothe died at 68

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Powers Boothe, an actor known for his roles in "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." and "Sin City," has died at 68, reports CNN.

The actor passed away in his sleep on Sunday from natural causes and a private service will be held in his home state of Texas.

Boothe starred as Senator Roark in the "Sin City" franchise and as Gideon Malick in Marvel's "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D."  

Many actors have taken to Twitter to mourn the actor's passing. 

The tributes poured in on social media on Sunday night. 

Powers was the first person to attend college in his family after growing up on a cotton farm in western Texas. He received a fellowship for a graduate program at Southern Methodist University. 

His acting career began on the stage in the 1970s with the Oregon Shakespeare Company before landing a role on Broadway in a comedy called "Lone Star" in 1980. 

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