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Name:Michael K. Williams
Net Worth:$6 Million
Date of Birth:Nov 22, 1966 (54 years old)
Gender:Male
Height:5 ft 10 in (1.8 m)
Profession:Actor, Choreographer, Dancer, Model, Voice Actor
Nationality:United States of America

Michael K. Williams Died

  • Michael K. Williams, who played drug dealer Omar Little in the cult series, has died aged 54
  • His nephew found him, with drugs in his apartment, so the cause points to an overdose
  • Pablo Iglesias, a fan of the series, found out live in his debut on SER: “It deserves a tribute”

Michael K. Williams, one of the main actors of the series The Wire, passed away today at the age of 54. The American actor, also known for other series such as Boardwalk Empire, was found dead this afternoon in his apartment in Brooklyn (New York), according to the New York Post.

The body of Williams, who played drug thief Omar Little on the acclaimed HBO series, has been found by his nephew in his attic on Kent Avenue. Drugs were found in the home, pointing to a possible overdose, sources said.

The news has shocked fans of The Wire, considered one of the best series of all time , who have expressed their condolences on social networks.

Pablo Iglesias: “A great occasion to honor this actor and the series”

Pablo Iglesias learned the news live during his debut as a talk show host on Hora 25 (Cadena SER), in one of his first interventions in the media since his retirement from politics last May, after his resounding defeat in the Madrid elections.

The former leader of United We Can, known as a ‘serial addict’, was equally surprised and shocked by the death of the protagonist of one of his favorite series. “We are all huge fans of The Wire, even former President Obama said he watched it… It is one of the best series of all time. A production to understand the links between drugs and the financial system, decentralization…. It is a magnificent occasion to pay tribute to this great actor ”, he said when the presenter Aimar Bretos announced the death of Michael K. Williams.

Set in Baltimore (Maryland), The Wire (2002-2008) had as its common thread the judicial wiretaps entrusted to a police group. Journalist and writer David Simon created it based on his experience in the events section of the Baltimore Sun.

The trajectory of Michael K. Williams

It was the character of Omar Little that made Michael K. Williams famous and led him to play  Chalky White on the HBO series Boardwalk Empire today. He also made a small cameo on The Sopranos.

Williams grew up in East Flatbush, Brooklyn, in an environment where drugs and violence were common. As a child, he was the victim of sexual abuse, he told The New York Times, an experience that left him confused about his own sexuality and caused him to withdraw.

Before making it big on television, he worked as a music video dancer alongside George Michael and Madonna.

Later he turned to act and participated in several productions of the La MaMA Experimental Theater, the prestigious National Black Theater Company, and the Theater for a New Generation directed by Mel Williams.

In 2012, he received his first Emmy nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie for HBO’s Bessie and subsequently received his second nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries for his portrayal of Freddy on HBO’s The Night of :

Other television credits on her CV were the ABC miniseries When We Rise and The Spoils Before Dying. He also worked on several feature films such as Ghostbusters, Assassin’s Creed, Twelve years of slavery, Gone baby is gone, or Robocop.

The actor also focused on helping his community and launched a nonprofit called Making Kids Win.

Amelia Warner– After graduating from NYU with a master's degree in history, She was also a columnist for many local newspapers. Amelia Warner mostly covers Entertainment topics, but at times loves to write about movie reviews as well.

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