Fans of The Wire are in mourning this Monday, September 6. The actor made famous for his role in the series, Michael K. Williams has died at the age of 54. Her lifeless body was found in an apartment in Brooklyn, New York. According to information from the New York Post, the actor died of an overdose. It is the family of the actor who had the heavy task of announcing his death: “It is with deep sadness that his family announces the death of actor Michael Kenneth Williams (…). She asks you to respect his privacy during mourning linked to this insurmountable loss, “relayed his agent. According to information from TMZ media, his family have been without news of him for several days.
If the circumstances of his death have not been confirmed, Lieutenant John Grimpel of the New York police force informed AFP that Michael K. Williams had indeed died in a Brooklyn apartment. In the United States, several media advance the thesis of an overdose, even citing police sources. According to the New York Post, “nothing indicates a criminal act, there is no break-in, the apartment was in order,” said a police source. The actor therefore leaves fans in the greatest sadness. He played one of the most important characters of the series The Wire: Omar Little, this outlaw in the big coat, always accompanied by his weapon.
“Horrible, sad and incredible”
But the actor was also recognized for having been nominated several times at the Emmy Awards, notably for his roles in Bessie, The Night of or When They See Us. He had also played in The Incredible Hulk, “RoboCop, American Nightmare 2 and more recently Operation Brothers and Arkansas. Since the announcement of his death, many celebrities have paid tribute to him, such as the great writer Stephen King: “Horrible, sad and incredible to think that we have lost the fantastic and talented Michael K. Williams at the age of 54, “he wrote on Twitter.
Horrible, sad, and unbelievable to think we’ve lost the fantastically talented Michael K. Williams at the age of 54.
– Stephen King (@StephenKing) September 6, 2021
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