Charles Esten Memorializes “Kind and Charismatic” Actor Powers Boothe With Heartfelt Words & Fun Video [Watch]

Charles Esten Memorializes “Kind and Charismatic” Actor Powers Boothe With Heartfelt Words & Fun Video [Watch]

Emmy-winning actor Powers Boothe, who starred in Tombstone, Deadwood and Nashville, passed away yesterday (May 14) in his sleep. From 2012–2014, Powers played Rayna Jaymes’ father, Lamar Wyatt, on Nashville.

Nashville co-star Charles Esten remembered Powers in an Instagram video and post that featured a short clip of Powers singing “Honky-Tonk Man” on the Ryman stage, as well as the following heartfelt words: “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.”

Watch the clip below of Powers singing “Honky-Tonk Man,” a song made popular by Johnny Horton (1956), Bob Luman (1970) and Dwight Yoakam (1986).

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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