Former ‘Nashville’ Actor Powers Boothe Dies At 68

Powers Boothe, actor who played Lamar Wyatt on Nashville, died on Sunday (May 14) of natural causes, according to the Tennessean

Boothe played Rayna Jaymes’ father and the former mayor of Nashville before leaving the series in 2014.

Show star Charles Esten shared a post and video of Boothe that showed his appreciation for him.

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At the end of a Nashville Season One party, when the great Powers Boothe started to sing "Honky Tonk Man" on @theryman Auditorium stage, I grabbed my phone as fast as I could. So glad I did. This is how I will remember this kind and charismatic man I was thrilled and honored to work with. I was a huge fan when we met. I became even more of one as, through his warmth and generosity, I got to know him a little better. What I'll remember most was his deep bond with, and his obvious love for, his wonderful wife and college sweetheart, Pamela. It's her that he's singing to in this clip. My heartfelt prayers and condolences go out to her and to their family. Rest In Peace, Powers. With your singular presence, you elevated every project you were ever a part of – most definitely including ours. We were blessed to have you in, and on, Nashville.

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A private service will be held for the actor in Texas. Our thoughts are with his family.

A beer bottle on a dock


A beer bottle on a dock