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

This is so very,very sad!! ~V

Man, I just want people to remember me as one cool-ass dude, you know? Someone who cared. And I would never want anyone to say, ‘Oh, he forget where he came from.’ That would hurt me the most.

~ Michael K. Williams

The ‘Lovecraft Country’ star and five-time Emmy nominee was found dead in his Brooklyn home on Monday, an NYPD rep told The Hollywood Reporter.

Michael K. Williams, the mesmerizing actor and five-time Emmy nominee best known for his role as Baltimore stick-up man Omar Little on HBO’s The Wire, has died, his rep told The Hollywood Reporter. He was 54.

“It is with deep sorrow that the family announces the passing of Emmy-nominated actor Michael Kenneth Williams. They ask for your privacy while grieving this insurmountable loss,” his longtime rep, Marianna Shafran of Shafran PR, said.

Williams was found in his Brooklyn home on Monday afternoon, a New York Police Department spokesperson told THR. No cause of death was available.

HBO’s Lovecraft Country, for which he received a 2021 Emmy nomination for outstanding supporting actor in a drama series — the awards are Sept. 19 — and was Bobby McCray, the father of Antron McCray (Caleel Harris), who convinced his son to sign a false confession, on Ava DuVernay’s 2019 Netflix miniseries When They See Us.

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