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'Treme' Actor Michael Showers Found Dead in Mississippi River

8/25/2011 9:43am EDT

Michael Showers | Photo Credits: HBO

Michael Showers, an actor who recurred on HBO's Treme, was found dead on Wednesday. He was 45.

Showers was pulled from the Mississippi River in New Orleans after a steamboat captain spotted his body, a police spokesman told The Times-Picayune. An autopsy will be performed to determine the cause of death, but Showers had been in the water about two days, a coroner determined.

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Photo Credits: TV Guide , HBO