Actor Michael K. Williams Found Dead In Brooklyn Apartment

Actor Michael Okay. Williams, recognized fondly from his position on HBO’s “The Wire” was reportedly discovered useless in his New York condo on Monday afternoon (September 6). His rep confirmed his demise to the Hollywoord Reporter. He was 54.

Regulation enforcement sources advised the New York Put up that drug paraphernalia was discovered within the condo, suggesting a potential overdose. He was repordely discovered useless in the lounge of his Brooklyn penthouse by his nephew, sources advised the NY Put up.

Williams has been public previously about his issues with habit. He advised in a 2019 interview, “I used to be taking part in with fireplace,” Williams says. “It was only a matter of time earlier than I received caught and my enterprise ended up on the quilt of a tabloid or I went to jail or, worse, I ended up useless. Once I look again on it now, I don’t understand how I didn’t find yourself in a physique bag.”

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Marianna Shafran, his long-time-rep, advised the Hollywood Reporter, that his household asks for privateness. 

“It’s with deep sorrow that the household broadcasts the passing of Emmy nominated actor Michael Kenneth Williams. They ask on your privateness whereas grieving this unsurmountable loss,” mentioned Shafran.

Williams is survived by his mom.

Williams acquired an Emmy nomination earlier this 12 months for excellent supporting actor in a drama collection for his position as Montrose Freeman in HBO’s Lovecraft Nation and for his position as Bobby McCray, the daddy of Antron McCray in When They See Us.

HBO supplied an announcement to THR about Williams’ sudden passing. “We’re devastated to study of the passing of Michael Kenneth Williams, a member of the HBO household for greater than 20 years. Whereas the world is conscious of his immense abilities as an artist, we knew Michael as a pricey pal who was beloved by all who had the privilege to work with him. We ship our deepest condolences to his household for this immeasurable loss.”

Born in Brooklyn on Nov. 22, 1966, Williams grew up within the Vanderveer housing tasks in East Flatbush, Brooklyn and attended the George Westinghouse Profession and Technical Training Excessive Faculty. He ultimately received jobs as a dancer working with heavyweights similar to George Michael and Madonna earlier than pursuing his appearing with the Nationwide Black Theatre in New York Metropolis. his first skilled appearing position was in 1996’s Bullet reverse Mickey Rourke and Tupac Shakur. Williams grew to become most well-known for his position as Omar Little within the Baltimore-based TV collection The Wire and as Chalky White in Boardwalk Empire. will present updates on this story because it develops and extra data turns into accessible.

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