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Breaking: "The Wire," "Lovecraft County" Actor Michael K. Williams has died at age 54.

NBC News | Variety

Emmy-nominated actor Michael K. Williams, best known for his role on the Baltimore-based HBO series "The Wire," has died, a New York City Police spokesperson confirmed on Monday. He was 54.

Police said they responded to Williams' Brooklyn apartment at 2 p.m. on Monday, where they found the actor deceased.

Officials say an investigation is ongoing.

Williams is currently nominated for an Emmy for his performance as Montrose Freeman in HBO’s “Lovecraft County.”


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Reply #1 posted 09/06/21 2:51pm

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r.i.p. flower pray

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Reply #2 posted 09/06/21 4:09pm

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Such a shame. He was probably the best character in what is one of the best TV shows of all time.
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Reply #3 posted 09/06/21 4:48pm

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too many 50somethings on this side. Too many.



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EmmaMcG said:

Such a shame. He was probably the best character in what is one of the best TV shows of all time.


The character of Omar Little will be as remembered as any character in any fictional medium
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Reply #5 posted 09/06/21 8:07pm

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Such devastating news.. He was a stand out performer in every show I've seen him in.
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jjhunsecker said:

EmmaMcG said:

Such a shame. He was probably the best character in what is one of the best TV shows of all time.


The character of Omar Little will be as remembered as any character in any fictional medium


A lot of praise will go to his portrayal of Omar. And rightfully so. But it's also worth remembering that he great in Boardwalk Empire too.
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EmmaMcG said:

jjhunsecker said:



The character of Omar Little will be as remembered as any character in any fictional medium


A lot of praise will go to his portrayal of Omar. And rightfully so. But it's also worth remembering that he great in Boardwalk Empire too.


As well as the great miniseries “The Night of” as well as Ava Duverney’s show about the Central Park Five “When They See Us”
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Reply #8 posted 09/07/21 3:29pm

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I saw him last in Lovecraft Country his performance was stellar. I've always seen him bring his top performance.
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Reply #9 posted 09/14/21 10:29am

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was it drugs?? he was in recovery

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Reply #10 posted 09/19/21 9:23am

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Michael(whom I had the pleasure of attending an ULTRA private SAG conversation Q&A with) was the BEST one I ever attended with his shockingly honest commentary.His death devastated me I will forever remember his courage.

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Michael K. Williams Dancing House Music in NYC Park 2020

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Michael K. Williams, the Dancer | The Queen Latifah Show

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Williams worked for Pfizer pharmaceuticals as a temp. However, inspired by Janet Jackson's Rhythm Nation 1814, he left school and quit his job, against the wishes of his family, to pursue a career as a dancer. During a year in which he was intermittently homeless, Williams visited record labels and dance studios looking for work. He got a job as a background dancer with singer Kym Sims, which led to more work appearing as a dancer in music videos and on tours with artists such as George Michael and Madonna, as well as some modeling work. He also choreographed Crystal Waters' 1994 single "100% Pure Love".

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