Michael Showers, who played a recurring role on the television show, “Treme,” as a police captain, was found dead in the Mississippi River.  He was 45.

The actor was found floating in the river on Wednesday, and his autopsy confirmed that he died from drowning, according to aceshowbiz.com.  There were no signs of trauma, but a toxicology report next week may reveal more.

Showers’ girlfriend, Melinda Carlos, claimed that he had been suffering from depression and anxiety after being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in March.  She said that Showers left their home on Monday to meet a friend named Joe and never returned.

A steamboat captain near French Quarter in Louisiana sighted his body.  Officials say the body had been in the water for at least two days.

The death is still under investigation.

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