The body of 45 year-old actor Michael Showers was found floating in the Mississippi River in New Orleans yesterday, reports the LA Times. Police have not identified the cause of death. Showers had a small role in the HBO show Treme as corrupt police Captain John Guidry. Showers didn’t get much screen time in the most recent season, but the way the show ended, it was likely he was due for a larger role in the third season.
Showers is the second person associated with Treme to die tragically young since joining the show. Writer David Mills died last year at the age of 49.
On top of his Treme acting, Showers recently had bit parts in Tree of Life, Breaking Bad and I Love You Phillip Morris, among other films and shows.