Actor Michael K Williams, who starred as Omar Little in the hit series The Wire, was found breathing in his New York City apartment at the age of 54.
"He died in one of the apartments in Brookly," Lieutenant John Grimpel of the New York City Police Told AFP on Tuesday (09/07/2021) Indonesian time.
A representative for the actor said it was "with deep sorrow that the family announces that Emmy Award nominee Michael Kenneth Williams has died."
"They ask for privacy in the midst of this kind of grief," Marianna Shafran wrote in a statement from Shafran PR.
There has been no official release on the cause of Williams' death, but U.S. media reported the actor died of a suspected overdose. Michael K Williams, from Brooklyn, is best known for his role in The Wire. He plays an armed thief who takes care of drug dealers in Baltimore.
The crime thriller series became one of the most popular television shows and ran for up to 5 seasons, from 2002 to 2008. William's role in the series was a concern thanks to the scars on the face.
He said the scars on his face he got when he was involved in a fight at the age of 25 years. At that time someone slashed him with a razor. He told NPR that the scars on his forehead to his upper nose helped his career journey. She was a supporting dancer on Madonna and George Michael's season videos to roles in both tv and television.
Michael K Williams is also popular for his role in the HBO series Broadwalk Empire as Albert 'Chalky'. Williams received a number of award nominations at the Emmy Awards for her various roles. Including for his action this year in Lovecraft Country. In 2015, she also received an Emmy Award nomination for her role in the film Bessie. Then in 2016 through The Night Of and in 2019 through When They See US.