THE AVENGERS And AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. Star Powers Boothe Passes Away At 68

THE AVENGERS And AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. Star Powers Boothe Passes Away At 68

In an unfortunate bit of news, it has been announced that The Avengers and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. star Powers Boothe passed away on Sunday at the age of 68. Hit the jump for more details...

Emmy Award-winning actor Powers Boothe passed away in his sleep on Sunday at the age of 68. Known for his start in Shakespearean roles and Westerns, the Texan actor also had several prominent film and television roles, including his award-winning portrayal of Jim Jones in Guyana Tragedy: The Story of Jim Jones, along with roles in Deadwood, Tombstone, and 24.  

The actor was best known to comic fans for appearing in both The Avengers and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. as Gideon Mallick, a member of the World Security Council who was later revealed as a head of Hydra in season 3 of the show. Additionally, Boothe appeared in both Sin City films, and was credited for various voice work in DC animation, specifically as Gorilla Grodd in the Justice League animated series. 

Boothe is survived by his wife, Pam Cole, and two children. 

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