Michael K. Williams Omar From ‘The Wire’ Dead at 54!
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CelebnMusic247.com reports that Michael K. Williams was best known for his hard-edge charisma as Omar in The Wire.
On Monday, Michael K. Williams was found dead in his home in the Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn, the police said. He was 54.
His longtime representative, Marianna Shafran, confirmed the death in a statement and said the family was grappling with “deep sorrow” at “this insurmountable loss.”
Mr. Williams was found at about 2 p.m., according to the New York City Police Department. The death is being investigated as a possible drug overdose, and the city’s medical examiner will determine the cause.
As Omar Little on “The Wire,” David Simon’s five-season epic on HBO that explored the gritty underworld of corruption, drugs, and the police in Baltimore, Williams played perhaps the most memorable character on a series many consider among the best shows in television history.
Omar was one of prime-time’s preeminent antiheroes in a TV era defined by them. His character tackled the stigma and stereotypes of what a gay man is supposed to be by showing a gay man can be anyone. This added to the series integrity in the homophobic, coldblooded world of murder and drugs, a groundbreaking portrayal of Black masculinity on television.
Michael K. Williams Catalog of Work:
Michael K. Williams went on to star in the series Lovecraft Country, Arkansas, Assassin’s Creed, The Public, Ghostbusters (All Female Version), Triple 9, Superfly, The Gambler, Boardwalk Empire, The Purge: Anarchy, 12 Years A Slave, He has a cameo in That Awkward Moment since he produced the film, and the list goes on.
Williams stayed working. He still has Vital Signs (series), Surrounded and 892 still set to release on TV and in theaters.
Micheal is a great actor and he will surely be missed.
The cause of death is still unknown.
We will keep you posted…