Michael K. Williams, ‘The Wire’ Actor, Dead at 54

Michael K. Williams has died at age 54, according to multiple reports. His rep confirmed the tragic news to The Hollywood Reporter.

“It is with deep sorrow that the family announces the passing of Emmy nominated actor Michael Kenneth Williams. They ask for your privacy while grieving this unsurmountable loss,” his long-time rep, Marianna Shafran of Shafran PR, told THR.

According to The New York Post, The Wire actor was found dead in the living room of his Brooklyn apartment Monday by his nephew. Drug paraphernalia was also found in Williams’ apartment.

The five-time Emmy nominated actor is currently nominated for a 2021 Emmy Award for supporting actor in a drama series for Lovecraft Country 

Williams was made famous for his role as Omar Little in the cult-classic TV series, The Wire and as Chalky White in Boardwalk Empire.


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