Died August 24, 2011.
Showers played the minor recurring part of police Capt. John Guidry in “Treme,” HBO’s drama about life in New Orleans shortly after Hurricane Katrina. "Treme" has run for two seasons on HBO. It’s set to begin production this fall on a third season, which will air in the spring of 2012.
Showers was not a widely known actor, although he did have parts in “The Vampire Diaries” as well as small roles in several films, including the Jim Carrey dramedy “I Love You Phillip Morris” and the 2000 Oscar winner “Traffic.”
Showers’ girlfriend told police that the actor had gone for a drink Tuesday and not returned home. His body was found floating in the Mississippi River.