‘The Wire’ Actor Michael K. Williams Dies at 54 

The Wire actor Michael K. Williams was found dead in his Brooklyn, NY apartment on Monday, the New York Post reported. He was 54.   

His body was reportedly found in the dining room by his nephew. 

Sources told the Post that drug paraphernalia was found, suggesting a possible heroin overdose.   

Williams was known for playing Omar Little on the HBO hit series The Wire. He also appeared as Chalky White in Boardwalk Empire.   

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He was nominated for an Emmy for outstanding supporting actor in a drama series for his role in HBO’s critically acclaimed series Lovecraft Country. 

He is survived by his son Elijah.

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