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Michael K. Williams: Award-Winning Actor & Star Of ‘The Wire’ Passes Away 54

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I have completely heartbroken to report Michael K. Williams has died.

The award-winning actor, best known for his role in “The Wire,” “Boardwalk Empire,” and “Lovecraft Country,” was found dead in his Brooklyn apartment on Monday (September 6) afternoon.

Michael was found in the living room of his Kent Avenue penthouse by his nephew, who went to check on hin because the family hadn’t heard from him for a couple of days, according to law enforcement sources. 

Drug paraphernalia was reportedly found in the apartment, leading authorities to believe the actor died of an overdose.

In a 2016 interview with “The Breakfast Club,” Michael opened up about his past addiction to cocaine.

He said:

I was living in Vandeveer up until the second season of ‘The Wire’ where I got evicted because I was on drugs.

My downfall…I’ll keep it 100…was coke. Yeah, I did smoke it. It was the 80’s and 90’s we didn’t have examples of crackheads.

It was shown to me as being something sexy. Dudes and women on the dance floor with leather and suede and fox hitting their personal pipe on the dance floor throwing their hands up.

I thought that was sexy. I was in those places way too young and I saw way too much way too early and I got exposed to a lot. I got a little turned out. But, it’s the grace of God that I’m here today to talk about it.

Michael’s last post on social media was a video of Tracy Morgan speaking about true happiness.

Michael K. Williams is survived by his son, Elijah.

This story is developing. 

My sincerest condolences to all who knew and loved him.

Source: NY Post

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