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Michael K. Williams, ‘The Wire’ Actor, Dies at 54

Michael K. Williams, best known for his role in The Wire, has passed away, a TMZ rep confirmed. He was 54.

“It is with deep sorrow that the family announces the passing of Emmy nominated actor Michael Kenneth Williams. They ask for your privacy while grieving this unsurmountable loss,” his long-time rep Marianna Shafran of Shafran PR confirmed with NOW PR.

Williams died at his home, this morning, and he is survived by his mother. Among Williams’ most recent performances was as Montrose Freeman in HBO’s Lovecraft Country, for which he received a 2021 Emmy nomination for outstanding supporting actor in a drama series. The frequent HBO star was best known for his roles as Omar Little in The Wire and as Chalky White in Boardwalk Empire.

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