Who was Michael K. Williams?
Michael Kenneth Williams was an actor from the United States. On HBO’s The Wire, he portrayed Omar Little, and on HBO’s Boardwalk Empire, he played Albert “Chalky” White. He was highly praised for his portrayal of Jack Gee, Bessie Smith’s husband, in the HBO telefilm Bessie.
Williams was discovered dead in his apartment in New York.
He died of a suspected drug overdose, according to law enforcement authorities in the United States. This has not been confirmed by the authorities.
He was 54 years old.
Michael K. Williams Cause Of Death
Williams was discovered dead in his Williamsburg, Brooklyn penthouse by his nephew on the morning of September 6, 2021.
His death is being examined as a drug overdose after detectives uncovered drug paraphernalia in his apartment, though no cause has been given.
According to nypost.com, Williams was found face-down and unconscious in his luxurious Williamsburg pad’s dining room, with what seemed to be heroin on the kitchen table.
Williams, who has previously spoken frankly about his drug problems, was pronounced dead by officials at 2:12 p.m., according to sources, who added that it appeared the TV personality had fatally overdosed. It was unknown how long the actor had been dead.
according to a police source, “No foul play indicated,”
“No forced entry, the apartment was in order.” nypost.com reported.
If you don’t know, you better ask somebody. His name was Michael K. Williams. He shared with me his secret fears then stepped out into his acting with true courage, acting in the face of fear, not in the absence of it. It took me years to learn what Michael had in abundance. pic.twitter.com/BIkoPPrPzg
— Wendell Pierce (@WendellPierce) September 6, 2021
His death caused a flood of grief among his fans.
Jeffrey Dean Morgan wrote, “Goddamn it. We lost one of our best, most talented. RIP #MichaelKWilliams. Breaks my heart.”
groucho marxist wrote, “This Michael K. Williams quote is going to stay with me forever”
Ronan Burtenshaw wrote, “The real war is a war on class. It’s about how much green you have in your pocket… You are innocent until proven poor. Michael K. Williams, presente”
Rest in peace, Michael K. Williams 🖤 pic.twitter.com/8wxnViBc1W
— ✨ FILM DAZE ✨ (@filmdaze) September 6, 2021
— Jeffrey Dean Morgan (@JDMorgan) September 6, 2021