The Wire actor Michael K. Williams found dead aged 54

Michael k williams
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He will be nominated for the next Emmy Awards, posthumously, for his last role in Lovecraft Country.

He was not a Hollywood star, but an incredible serial actor, of rare intensity. Michael k williams passed away on Monday, at the age of 54. New York Police found her lifeless body around 2 p.m. at her home in her Brooklyn residence. The circumstances around his death are still unclear and no official cause is yet known.

Michael k williams will go down in the history of the small screen as the actor of The Wire, memorable Omar Little from David Simon’s crime series. A few years later, he played Chalky White for Martin Scorsese and Terence Winter in Boardwalk Empire.

Passed through the cinema in secondary roles, in 12 Years a Slave Where Gone Baby Gone, Michael k williams was mostly a regular at HBO productions. He had been seen like this recently in The Night Of and last summer in the excellent series Lovecraft Country. A new outstanding performance, which will earn him a final posthumous nomination (his fourth), at the next Emmy Awards (on September 19).

“We are devastated to learn of the passing of Michael kenneth Williams, a member of the HBO family for over 20 years “, reacted with sadness the management of the American channel. “As the world becomes aware of his immense artistic talents, we knew Michael as a dear friend who was loved by all who had the privilege of working with him. We extend our deepest condolences to his family on this loss. immeasurable”.

His partner in The Wire, Wendell pierce, also paid a vibrant tribute to his comrade from Baltimore. “The depth of my love for this brother can only be matched by the depth of my pain upon hearing of his passingcommented the one who played Detective Bunk Moreland.Michael was an immensely talented man with the ability to give a voice to the human condition by describing the lives of those whose humanity is seldom put forward (…) He was proud of the artist he had become ( …) Like two mischievous children, we laughed and joked every time we met. (…) So for you, my brother Mike, there is a little comfort in knowing that you knew how much we were loved. “

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