Michael K. Williams made his name through his definitive acting in ‘The Wire.’ His role as ‘Omar Little’ was one of the best portrayals of an anti-hero, someone who does things ‘with a code.’ Sadly, the 54-year old actor was found dead in his Kent Avenue, NYC penthouse, according to The New York Post.

The actor’s death is believed to been have from a speculated drug overdose. Police sources revealed to the news outlet that there was “no foul play indicated.” The overdose seems to be have been from either heroin or fentanyl.

Williams has been very open about his drug struggles with the press. He has said before that getting into the role of Omar Little has had effect upon him in real life. Little’s role being a robber who attacked heroin stashes, took it and sold them for money.

The actor has played key roles in the world of TV such as Chalky White from Boardwalk Empire, Leonard in Hap & Leonard. He’s also been part of key movies such as 12 Years A Slave, The Purge: Anarchy & most recently, Body Brokers.


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Nitish Vashishtha

Nitish is a freelance writer and correspondent who has been covering celebrity news, pop culture and entertainment for over 4 years. He has experience writing for various media outlets and continues to be passionate about bringing the latest news and insights to readers.

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