Michael K. Williams, star of "The Wire" and "Boardwalk Empire," found dead in NYC apartment

The 54-year-old actor is best known for playing Omar Little in the groundbreaking HBO series

By Bob Brigham
Published September 6, 2021 6:52PM (EDT)
Michael K. Williams attends the Los Angeles premiere of MGM's "Respect" on August 08, 2021 in Los Angeles (Rodin Eckenroth/FilmMagic)
Michael K. Williams attends the Los Angeles premiere of MGM's "Respect" on August 08, 2021 in Los Angeles (Rodin Eckenroth/FilmMagic)

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"The Wire'' actor Michael K. Williams discovered dead in his New York City apartment on Monday, the NY Post reports.

Law enforcement sources told the tabloid that Williams was found unconscious of a suspected heroin overdose. There was "what appeared to be heroin on the kitchen table" the NY Post reported.

Wendell Pierce, his costar on "The Wire," praised Williams in a Twitter thread.

"The depth of my love for this brother, can only be matched by the depth of my pain learning of his loss," Pierce wrote.

"'The Wire' brought us together and immortalized Omar & Bunk in that "scene" on a park bench.But for us we aimed to take that moment in time together and say something about Black men. Our struggle with ourselves, internally, and each other. For me & Mike we had nothing but respect," he explained. "So to you, my brother Mike, there is a small comfort that I know, you knew how much we loved you."

Here is his full thread:

Isiah Whitlock, Jr. also praised Williams.


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