Sign in
Download Opera News App

News Entertainment


Gossip Celebrity


‘The Wire’ actor Michael K. Williams found dead in NYC apartment

Death continues to steal the lives of our loved ones. Not a day goes by without a reported passing of someone famous, while the coronavirus has been the most recent cause of death, we have recently seen the deaths of young Amapiano musicians in a tragic car accident that killed at least five people.

This morning, the world woke up to the sad passing of an American actor. Condolences and messages of support for his family have come from far and wide, with many commenting on his brilliant acting skills and the love of those around him. South African sports broadcaster Robert Marawa and world-renowned musician Nathi Maphumulo, also known and Black Coffee have also said their peace on the sudden and unexpected passing

The Wire’’ actor Michael K. Williams was found dead of a suspected heroin overdose in his Brooklyn penthouse Monday afternoon, law-enforcement sources told The Post.

Williams, 54, was discovered face-down and unconscious in the dining room of his luxury Williamsburg pad with what appeared to be heroin on the kitchen table, sources said.

One of the acclaimed actor’s relatives talked to him Friday, and Williams was supposed to show up to an event Saturday but never made it, sources said. 

The relative then went to Williams’ home Monday, and someone called cops to the address at 440 Kent Ave. just before 2 p.m., saying there was a man there who was “unresponsive’’ and “feels cold".

Omar Devone Little is a fictional character on the HBO drama series The Wire, portrayed by Michael K. Williams. He is a notorious Baltimore stick-up man, who frequently robs street-level drug dealers.

Born in Flatbush, Brooklyn, to a Bahamian mother and an American father, Williams started his career as a dancer, working with artists such as George Michael, Missy Elliot, Ginuwine, and Madonna. Among his first acting roles was a part in the 1996 film Bullet alongside Tupac Shakur.


Content created and supplied by: NewsFlashMedia (via Opera News )

Amapiano Michael K. Williams Nathi Robert Marawa The Wire


Load app to read more comments