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“Treme” Actor Michael Showers Found Dead In Mississippi River

"Treme" actor Michael Showers found dead in Mississippi River on Wednesday morning near New Orleans.

"Treme" actor Michael Showers found dead in Mississippi River on Wednesday morning near New Orleans.

A body discovered floating in the Mississippi River in New Orleans on Wednesday has been recovered from the river and identified as the actor of “Treme” Michael Showers. An autopsy will be performed by the coroner’s office to determine the cause of death, but a chief investigator for the office said that it appeared that the body had been in the water for roughly two days.

A steamboat captain noticed the body floating in the water on Wednesday morning and alerted the police who recovered the body shortly after, and by late Wednesday they had confirmed that the body was indeed that of Michael Showers. Showers was 45 and according to reports lived in the Chalmette area close by.

Showers played the role of police Captain John Guidry in the HBO drama series created by David Simon and Eric Overmyer about life in New Orleans after the devastating Hurricane Katrina hit the area. The series was renewed on 13 May 2011 for its third series, but it is not yet known how the death of Showers will affect the series. Showers’ role was a minor part.

Simon spoke of Showers as “a fine actor who contributed his talents to our drama in the warmest and most professional way. We enjoyed his work – and working with him. Going forward, we’re going to miss having him as part of our production. All of which seems of little import in light of the loss of a man’s whole life, and what that loss truly means to him, his family, his friends. Our respect and condolences go to them, especially,” Simon said in a statement on behalf of the HBO show.

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