The Wire star Michael K Williams dead at 54 | Drugs News

The Wire star Michael K Williams dead at 54 | Drugs News

Black actor who starred within the iconic position of a homosexual Baltimore armed robber Omar Little was discovered dead in his New York residence.(*54*)

American actor Michael K Williams, certainly one of tv’s most memorable stars of current years for his position in crime drama The Wire, has been discovered dead in a New York residence, in keeping with New York City police.(*54*)

News of the 54-year-old’s demise triggered an outpouring of grief amongst followers and former colleagues when the information broke out on Monday afternoon. Williams gained widespread acclaim as Omar Little, a homosexual Baltimore armed robber, in The Wire and likewise appeared in dramas and movie together with Boardwalk Empire, 12 Years a Slave and Lovecraft Country.(*54*)

He obtained a number of Emmy nominations, the highest tv awards within the United States.(*54*)

The actor’s consultant stated it was “with deep sorrow that the family announces the passing of Emmy-nominated actor Michael Kenneth Williams.”(*54*)

The New York Police Department informed the AFP information company that Williams had been discovered dead in an residence in Brooklyn on Monday.(*54*)

The Wire turned one of the crucial common exhibits on tv and ran for 5 seasons from 2002 till 2008.(*54*)

Williams was additionally well-known for the position of Albert “Chalky” White on the HBO sequence Boardwalk Empire.(*54*)

He was nominated for an Emmy for his flip in Lovecraft Country in addition to for his work enjoying the husband of blues singer Bessie Smith within the 2015 movie Bessie.(*54*)

He was moreover a nominee for 2016’s The Night Of and for When They See US in 2019, a few group of younger Black males wrongly accused of rape in Central Park within the Eighties.(*54*)

“While the world is aware of his immense talents as an artist, we knew Michael as a dear friend who was beloved by all who had the privilege to work with him,” HBO stated in an announcement.(*54*)

No official reason behind demise was given, however a number of US media quoted legislation enforcement sources as saying they suspected a potential drug overdose.(*54*)


Williams had spoken overtly of his previous struggles with dependancy and had informed US media that he had spent a lot of his earnings from The Wire on narcotics.(*54*)

News of his demise was met with grief amongst followers, lots of whom thought of him one of the crucial gifted actors of his era.(*54*)

Bestselling horror author Stephen King tweeted: “Horrible, sad, and unbelievable to think we’ve lost the fantastically talented Michael K. Williams at the age of 54.”(*54*)

His first huge onscreen break got here when rapper Tupac Shakur was filming a film in New York and forged Williams as his little brother after seeing a Polaroid image of him.(*54*)

He was then forged as a drug seller in Martin Scorsese’s Bringing Out the Dead, earlier than touchdown the position that may make his profession in The Wire.(*54*)

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