Michael K. Williams, THE WIRE, BOARDWALK EMPIRE, LOVECRAFT COUNTRY Actor, Has Died at 54


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Michael K. Williams Has Died at 54

Actor Michael K. Williams has died at 54. Williams is best known for his roles in HBO’s The Wire, Boardwalk Empire, Lovecraft Empire, 12 Years a Slave, The Road, When They See Us, and many other film and television series.

News of his passing was released by New York Police Department after responding to a phone call from William’s nephew after the nephew dropped by Williams’ Williamsburg home after Williams missed an appointment. Upon finding Williams in the apartment face-down “unresponsive,” the nephew called the police. It is believed that the actor died of an illegal drug overdose.



Actors, celebrities, and authors that preformed with Michael K. Williams (or knew of his work) had this to say about the actor:




I was shocked and saddened when I learned of this news. I loved watching Williams perform on-screen, especially in Boardwalk Empire and Lovecraft Country. His turn in When They See Us also left an impression. The viewer always knew what they were going to get from Williams, which is probably one of the reasons why HBO continually hired him for key roles in their projects. He will be missed.

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