Police began a search for the car of Treme actor Michael Showers on Thursday, after the 44-year-old’s body was found in the Mississippi River.
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On Friday, the Orleans Parish coroner’s office revealed that Showers died of drowning, possibly two days before his body was found, notes New Orleans’ Times-Picayune newspaper..
PHOTOS: Hollywood’s Notable DeathsThe actor lived in Chalmette with his girlfriend, who reported him missing on Tuesday when he failed to return from the French Quarter after a night out with a friend, according the AP. The woman also told police that Showers was recently diagnosed with multiple sclerosis and suffered from severe depression.
STORY: ‘Treme,’ ‘Breaking Bad’ Actor Star Found Dead in Mississippi RiverShower’s body was discovered on Wednesday morning by the captain of the Natchez riverboat around 11:15 a.m.
He played a police Capt. John Guidry on the HBO series, and previous credits include The Vampire Diaries, Traffic and the upcoming film Columbiana.
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Toxicolgy tests for drubs and alcohol will be revealed at a later date.