‘The Wire’ actor Michael K. Williams found dead in NYC apartment

Actor Michael K. Williams, known for his role as Omar Little in the HBO series “The Wire,” was found dead in his New York City apartment on Monday afternoon. He was 54. Williams was found dead at about 2 p.m. EDT, according to the New York City Police Department. Authorities found Williams in his apartment, located in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn. Williams’ longtime representative, Marianna Shafran, confirmed the news in a statement: “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.”

Williams was a regular on many HBO series, including “The Wire,” “Boardwalk Empire,” “The Night Of” and 2020′s “Lovecraft Country,” according to Variety. He also acted in films including “Inherent Vice,” “12 Years a Slave,” “Gone Baby Gone” and “The Road.”  Williams was nominated for three Emmy Awards during his career, including this year for his role as Montrose Freeman on HBO’s “Lovecraft Country,” where he was nominated for best supporting actor in a drama series. Williams also was nominated for an Emmy in 2019 for outstanding supporting actor in a limited series or movie for his role as Bobby McCrary in the Netflix series, “When They See Us.”

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