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Celebrities Pay Tribute to Powers Boothe


Val Kilmer and filmmaker Robert Rodriguez have added their tributes to Powers Boothe following his death on Sunday (14May17).

The actor, known for his roles in westerns such as Tombstone and TV series Deadwood, passed away in his sleep, aged 68.

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His friend Beau Bridges was the first to mourn Powers‘ death on social media, and other colleagues and pals have since also shared their sadness.

Rodriguez, who directed Powers as the villainous Senator Roark in 2005’s Sin City and its 2014 sequel, Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, told fans on Twitter: “I loved working with Powers Boothe. A towering Texas gentleman and world class artist. Rest In Peace, amigo (friend).”

Val Kilmer, who worked alongside the late star in 1993’s Tombstone, posted: “God bless Powers Booth. Our very own Curly Bill from Tombstone. A true original,” as castmate Dana Delany remembered: “Met him on Tombstone & married him in True Women. Powers Boothe was a wonderful actor & even better man. Sad month for cowboys.”

And Apollo 13 star Gary Sinise has tweeted: “Powers Boothe was a wonderful actor, person & friend. Rest in Peace brother. I will miss you.”

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Sinise’s tribute emerged a day after Powers‘ representative instructed fans wanting to honor the late actor’s memory to make donations in his name to Gary’s self-titled charity, which helps to support veterans and families in need.

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