Popular Hollywood actor, Michael Kenneth Williams is dead. He died Monday afternoon at the age of 54.
The American actor was found dead in his Brooklyn penthouse residence. This was confirmed by the New York Police.
Investigation reports that paraphernalia (suspected heroin) was found near his body.
His performance as Montrose Freeman in HBO’s Lovecraft Country earned him a 2021 Emmy nomination for outstanding supporting actor in a drama series.
Williams also featured in When They See Us as Bobby McCray and was best known for his role as Omar Little in ‘’The Wire’’.
The actor before his death had 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 born in Flatbush, NY in the USA, and has one child.