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“The Wire” Actor Michael K. Williams Passed Away Tragically; Tributes Pour in

 Actor Michael K. Williams passed away

The 54 year-old actor, Michael K. Williams was found dead in his New York apartment. He has been nominated multiple times for Emmy and is best known for his acting in HBO’s highly rated series “The Wire”. The news came as a shock for his fans, former co-stars, and family. The family has asked for privacy while grieving his loss.

The investigation is still in progress to identify the cause of death. The actor had openly discussed his struggles with drugs over the years. The family announced the death of the actor with deep sorrow, through the actor’s representative.

A celebrated career

“The Wire” became one of the highly popular TV series on television. It ran for five seasons, between 2002-2008. The actor’s role in “The Wire” was a gay, streetwise robber of drug gangs. Besides, starring in “The Wire” the actor also acted in other rated TV series.

Additionally, the actor has also another outstanding performance in “Boardwalk Empire” for the role of Albert “Chalky” White, a powerful gangster in the show.

The actor received multiple Emmy nominations for his work in “Lovecraft Country” and “Bessie” as well.

He was also the part and nominee for 2016’s “The Night Of” and 2019’s “When They See Us”.

Michael Williams
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The actor used his fame to promote social justice and becoming an “ambassador for ending mass incarceration”  for the American Civil Liberties Union.

He is one of the “kindest of the persons” and “immensely talented” as described by his peers.

In addition, HBO has paid tribute to the actor’s passing by saying that they are immensely devasted by the passing of the actor, a member of the HBO family for more than 20 yrs.

Fellow co-workers pay their tribute

Fellow actors and co-workers have paid their tributes about the actor’s passing.

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