Michael K. Williams is dead.
According to New York Post, “The Wire’’ actor was found dead of a suspected drug overdose in his Brooklyn penthouse on Monday afternoon. And speaking with the press, the police said that dug paraphernalia was found in the five-time Emmy nominee’s apartment, suggesting that he may have fatally overdosed, possibly from heroin or fentanyl, sources said.
“No foul play indicated,” a police source said. “No forced entry, the apartment was in order.”
Williams was found dead by his nephew in the living room of his Kent Avenue pad in the luxury Williamsburg high-rise.
Williams, who is currently nominated for an Emmy for his role in “Lovecraft Country” rose to the spotlight for his famous for his role as Omar Little in the gritty TV series “The Wire,’’ and as Chalky White in “Boardwalk Empire.’’
He had publicly spoken about his personal struggles with drugs through the years, including during the filming of “The Wire,” saying that getting so into the role of Little, who robs drug dealers, affected him in real life.
He was 54.