Powers Boothe has died at the age of 68. He was best known for his TV role in “Deadwood,” as well as in films “Sin City,” “The Avengers” and “Tombstone.”

According to Powers Boothe’s publicist, the actor died peacefully in his sleep at his home in Los Angeles on Sunday. His publicist added that the cause of death was due to natural causes, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.

Stars and fans pay tribute

Actor Beau Bridges was the first of many people to express their sadness over the actor’s passing. Several fans had also tweeted to pay their respects.

“It's with great sadness that I mourn the passing of my friend Powers Boothe.

A dear friend, great actor, devoted father & husband,” Bridges tweeted.

Actress Lea Thompson also paid tribute to Powers Boothe, posting a photo of herself with the actor. "I loved acting with you #powersboothe you were a gentleman and a great actor #rip #RedDawn #Wolverines," the actress captioned the accompanying photo.

And actor Robert Rodriguez also posted a tribute for Boothe on social media following the news of his death.

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"I loved working with Powers Boothe. A towering Texas gentleman and world class artist. Rest In Peace, amigo," Rodriguez tweeted, along with a photo of himself with Boothe.

Powers Boothe’s renowned works

The actor’s first foray into television came in the form of “Guyana Tragedy: The Story of Jim Jones.” In the show, he played the titular character, Jim Jones.

Powers Boothe won an Emmy award for the role back in 1980. He accepted his award in the midst of an actor’s strike and was the only nominated actor who attended the ceremony. "This is either the most courageous moment of my career or the stupidest," he said after collecting the coveted prize.

More television and film roles

In the years that followed, Boothe went on to play notable antagonist roles. He played Cy Tolliver in “Deadwood” and Curly Bill Brocius in “Tombstone,” according to NBC News.

He also played a corrupt senator in “Sin City.” In addition, he played the role of Gideon Malick in the 2012 film “The Avengers,” as well as “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” on ABC.

Family background and funeral plans

Boothe was originally from west Texas but moved to New York City so he could carve an acting career. He was survived by his wife of 50 years, Pam, and their two children.

The late actor’s publicist also announced that a funeral service is being planned. It is slated to take place in the actor’s home state, and that a public memorial is being considered.