"Colombiana" isn't off to a great start... and we're not talking about box office receipts.
One of its stars, Michael Showers, 45, was found dead yesterday in the Mississippi River.
According to The Wrap, a passing steamboat captain discovered the actor's body; the chief investigator for the NOLA coroner's office told the outlet that "he appeared to have been in the water for two days." There's currently no more information on what happened as of this writing.
Showers played Captain John Guidry on the popular HBO show "Treme" and had been acting in TV and the movies since 2000's "Traffic." He appeared in Terrence Malick's "The Tree of Life" as the abusive Mr. Brown and can be seen opposite Zoe Saldana in this weekend's "Colombiana." Showers was also in "I Love You Phillip Morris," "The Collector" and "Soul Men."
David Simon, one of the creators of "Treme" and a writer/producer for "The Wire" and "Generation Kill," issued a formal statement through HBO earlier today.
"Michael Showers was 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."