Celebrity deaths in 2011

Slideshow posted in Photos | Monday, January 03, 2011

23 of 84: Michael Showers, an actor with a variety of roles on television series like 'Treme' and 'The Vampire Diaries,' was found dead at the age of 45 on Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2011. His body was pulled from the Mississippi River after it was spotted by the captain of the riverboat in New Orleans, according to the Associated Press.

The cause of death is unknown. Showers played a New Orleans Police Department captain named John Guidry on HBO's 'Treme.' His work also includes 'Traffic' and the coming film, 'Colombiana.'

UPDATE: According to E! Online, autopsy results revealed that Showers drowned, but there were no signs of trauma on his body.

(Pictured: Michael Showers in a promotional photo for 'Treme.') ( Photo / HBO)