As you probably have heard, Michael Kenneth Williams was found dead in his Brooklyn apartment today. He was 54.
Star of “The Wire” and “Boardwalk Empire,” Williams was a hugely successful, talented, and beloved New York actor. It’s thought he died of a drug overdose. Absolutely tragic. Whatever demons he had, we don’t know. That he didn’t know how celebrated he was, and how we in the entertainment press were always so thrilled to see him, that is the real tragedy.
Williams was expected to win an Emmy Award this month for his work on HBO’s “Lovecraft Country.” He’d had four other Emmy nominations since 2015.
Social media is overflowing with tributes. Rest in peace.