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Michael K. Williams of 'The Wire' found dead at 54

Williams was found in his Brooklyn home on Monday afternoon, a New York Police Department rep told. No cause of death was immediately available.

2021-09-06T22:26:00Z
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Michael K. Williams

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Actor Michael K. Williams aka Omar Little of The Wire has passed away at the age of 54. His rep confirmed the same with The Hollywood Reporter.

“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 insurmountable loss,” his longtime rep, Marianna Shafran of Shafran PR, said.

Williams was found in his Brooklyn home on Monday afternoon, a New York Police Department rep told. No cause of death was immediately available.

More recently, Williams portrayed Montrose Freeman on HBO’s Lovecraft Country, for which he received a 2021 Emmy nomination for outstanding supporting actor in a drama series, and When They See Us‘ Bobby McCray, the father of Antron McCray, who convinced his son to sign a false confession.


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Williams guest-starred on episodes of such shows as The Sopranos, Alias and Boston Legal before landing on The Wire in 2002. He would appear on 42 episodes before Omar met end in the fifth and final season.

May his soul rest in peace and we express our condolences to the family and friends of the actor.

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