Treme Actor Found Dead in Mississippi River

Michael Showers went out for drink, didn't come home
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 25, 2011 10:19 AM CDT
'Treme' Actor Michael Showers Found Dead in Mississippi River
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A body pulled from the Mississippi River in New Orleans yesterday has been identified as that of Michael Showers, who had a minor recurring role on HBO’s Treme. The 45-year-old, who played New Orleans Police Capt. John Guidry on the show, was found floating in the water yesterday morning by a steamboat captain, and investigators say he was probably in the water about two days, the Times-Picayune reports. WDSU adds that Showers’ girlfriend reported him missing Tuesday after he left to have a drink with a friend Monday night and never came back. (More Treme stories.)

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