Who was Michael K. Williams and what was his cause of death?

HOLLYWOOD’s Michael K. Williams passed away on September 6, 2021.

He was best known for starring as Omar Little in the TV series The Wire.


Michael K. Williams passed away on September 6, 2021Credit: Getty

Who was Michael K. Williams and what was his cause of death?

Michael K. Williams was an actor.

The 54-year-old starred on the HBO series Boardwalk Empire, and the HBO telefilm biopic Bessie.

He starred in supporting roles in film and TV including The Road, Inherent Vice, The Night Of, Gone Baby Gone, 12 Years a Slave, When We Rise, When They See Us, and Hap and Leonard.

NYPD officials revealed to The Sun: “Michael was found dead by a relative around 2pm today at his Kent Avenue apartment in Brooklyn.

“He was alone when he was discovered. Illegal paraphernalia was found in the apartment.

“The medical examiner is currently investigating his cause of death.” 

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Williams was found dead in the living room of his Kent Avenue penthouse in Brooklyn, New York by his nephew, according to sources who told the New York Post.

His cause of death is unclear but according to sources, drug paraphernalia was found at his apartment, suggesting a possible overdose.

What did people say about Michael K. Williams’ death?

Fans and fellow stars in the entertainment industry mourned Williams’ loss on social media.

Da 5 Bloods actor Isiah Whitlock Jr. tweeted: “Shocked and saddened by the death of Michael K Williams.

“One of the nicest brothers on the planet with the biggest heart. An amazing actor and soul.”

Country folk superstar Jason Isbell said: “I crossed paths with Michael K. Williams once in New York.

“And I was too nervous to say hello, so I walked around the block trying to work up the nerve and still couldn’t do it. Just loved his work so much. This news is so sad.”

Another longtime admirer wrote: “Michael K Williams brought every character he played to spectacular life. Chalky White, Omar Little, Montrose Freeman, Freddy Knight. The list goes on and on. Just heartbreaking news.”

“Rest in peace, Michael K Williams. I will never forget your legendary performance as Omar Little. One of my favorite characters ever,” a fan said in a tribute.

What was Michael K. Williams’ net worth?

Williams was estimated to be worth $5million, according to Celebrity Net Worth.

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