Boothe's publicist says he died of natural causes at his home in Los Angeles Sunday.
Beau Bridges tweeted the news and called him "a dear friend, great actor, devoted father and husband."
Met him on Tombstone & married him in True Women. Powers Boothe was a wonderful actor & even better man. Sad month for cowboys. pic.twitter.com/tiQnMqFJjP— Dana Delany (@DanaDelany) May 15, 2017
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."
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A private service will be held in Texas where he was from.
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