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 Vashishtha is a freelance writer/news correspondent from India. He’s written content for companies like ScoopWhoop and Sportskeeda. He’s been writing about pop-culture, current affairs and pro-wrestling since 2017. While pursuing Master's in Mass Communication with a special interest in Advertising, his key areas of creativity lie in designing, content creation and creative storytelling as well as fictional writing. In his free time, he likes to create new riffs on his guitar, learning about whatever piques his interest, reading books ranging from philosophy to speculative sci-fi and enjoys watching anything HBO (Succession FTW).

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