The tragic death of a well-known actor Michael Williams has left sports presenter Robert Marawa heartbroken.
According to New York police, Michael Williams, star of ‘The Wire’, died at 54. Family members discovered Williams’ body on Monday about 2 p.m. at his Brooklyn residence. Many recognized him for his portrayal of Omar Little in the famous TV crime thriller The Wire.
The Associated Press reports that his death is being investigated as a drug overdose, citing the New York Police Department. According to an NYPD official, they could not confirm narcotics and that the medical examiner will identify Williams’ cause of death later.
This year, they nominated him for Emmys for his roles in Bessie, The Night Of, When They See Us, and HBO’s Lovecraft Country. The Brooklyn native rose to prominence for his role as Chalky White in the historical gangster series Boardwalk Empire, where he had a visible face scar from a bar brawl on his 25th birthday.
“With deep grief, the family announces the death of Emmy-nominated actor Michael Kenneth Williams.” “They have asked for your privacy as they grieve this unimaginable loss,” Marianna Shafran of Shafran PR told journalists.
Filmmaker James Gunn also lauded Williams, calling him one of the “kindest humans I’ve ever seen.”
“Besides being one of the most gifted performers I’ve ever met, Michael K. Williams was also one of the kindest, sweetest, most lovely individuals I’ve ever met,” he wrote on Twitter. This is a terrible situation. “I’m thinking of everyone who loved him.”
When William’s family verified his death, the news stunned Robert Marawa who was heartbroken, and dumbfounded. Mr Rob, as his followers affectionately call him, turned to Twitter to convey his anguish. All he could say to his 1.1 million Twitter followers were emojis.
— robertmarawa (@robertmarawa) September 6, 2021