Monday, September 06, 2021

R.I.P. Michael K. Williams


Actor Michael K. Williams dead of a suspected drug overdose...

From The NY Post
“The Wire’’ actor Michael K. Williams was found dead in his Brooklyn apartment Monday afternoon, law-enforcement sources told The Post.
Drug paraphernalia was found in the apartment, suggesting a possible overdose, sources said.
Williams, 54, was found dead in the living room of his Kent Avenue penthouse by his nephew, sources said.
The Flatbush native was famous for his role as Omar Little in the gritty TV series “The Wire’’ and as Chalky White in “Boardwalk Empire.’’

18 comments:

Anonymous said...

Awww man! RIP. What a great actor he was...

Anonymous said...

DRUGS are the downfall of the most talented souls with the purest intentions cloaked in the darkest grips of LIFE..... addiction
He struggled for sure.

Anonymous said...

Oh man!

Brah was a stellar performer who surely left his mark through his craft.

Alma's Daughter said...

So sorry to read this. One of the best actors from one of the best series. Condolences to his family, loved ones, and friends. RIP.

Unknown said...

Beware, drug dealers are lacing narcotics with fentanyl! I know too many people who died instantly. RIP Michael K Williams. I didn't know you personally, you left your mark in the world.

The King Of The Real said...

Test your SHIT! Strips are 1$

Anonymous said...

this is so sad. he was such a talented actor. my friends met him a few months ago at a bar and he joined them for the evening - they all said what a solid, real dude he was and how much they enjoyed his company. RIH MKW!

Susie said...

Never seen him act in anything but I have also never read anything horrible about him either so: Rest in peace. Heaven is the preserve of us.

Anonymous said...

@ Susie 4:52,

I don't recall his acting either I was saddened at his passing for the same reason you were, I never heard anything bad about the guy.Drug addicts love drugs more than life so I assume most overdoses are a part of thevgame.

I read he was molested and that messed his up his sexuality. Then I read after he received that cut on the face at 25 the trajectory of his acting carer changed to these grim characters. Seems toxic. No telling what deals he had to make with Lucy...I wonder what ever happened to the POS that cut his face? That is such a violent unnecessarily cruel thing to do. Poor man. RIP

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness. Omar coming... RIH Michael. Your talent will be missed.

NiyabinghiObeahWomanWarrior said...

Such a powerful actor, who slayed every role he was in. RIP Mr. Williams as you are once again, welcomed back into the ancestral.

Mybidness said...

I immediately broke down.in years I know they just people but I'm human and this made me cry. Uber talented .and one of the defined and greatest actors of our times. Holly wood killed him

ms mac said...

This is so incredibly tragic, not just how he died but that he died alone and by way of something so toxic. What a sad and terrible loss. He was such a great actor and seemed like a genuinely decent person off camera. May his soul finally be at peace.

R in NYC said...

We are losing way too many too soon. May he rest in heavenly peace.
Drugs are da devil. Just leave them alone. Get high on life.

Ramon said...

9:27 pm Real shit. Test your dope people! Sheesh!

Anonymous said...

He received the scar get getting into a Fight in a Bar when he was 25.

Anonymous said...

I loved his role on the Wire. First a I have seen a gay thug character ripping off drug dealers.

I seen him at an NA meeting years ago. Relapse is a reality. Some ppl never regain consistent sobriety.

Anonymous said...

Fakeababy pranks anyone?

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