A real-life tragedy has befallen the "Treme" family.
The body of Michael Showers, an actor who had a recurring role as police Capt. John Guidry on the HBO drama about New Orleans in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, was found floating in the Mississippi River Thursday morning. He was 45.Story: Whoopi Goldberg adopts kitten tossed from moving car
A steamboat captain spotted him at around 11:15 a.m. in waters near New Orleans' French Quarter and Harbor Police recovered the body about 30 minutes later, authorities told he Times-Picayune.
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An autopsy will be performed to determine cause of death, but the chief investigator for the Orleans Parish coroner's office estimated that Showers' body had been in the water for two days.Story: 'Housewives' husband's funeral was private, camera-free
The Times-Picayune identified Showers as being from Chalmette, a village in southeast Louisiana situated on the east bank of the Mississippi River.
In addition to "Treme," Showers made appearances in "Breaking Bad" and "The Vampire Diaries," and his movie credits include "Traffic," "I Love You, Phillip Morris" and "The Tree of Life."
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