Michael K. Williams arrives astatine the Vanity Fair Oscar Party successful Beverly Hills, Calif., connected Feb. 9, 2020. (Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
Actor Michael K. Williams, who starred successful “The Wire,” died Monday.
Williams was recovered dormant Monday day by household members successful his Brooklyn penthouse apartment, New York City constabulary said. He was 54.
His decease was being investigated arsenic a imaginable cause overdose, the NYPD said. The aesculapian examiner was investigating the origin of death.
Williams appeared successful each 5 seasons of “The Wire” from 2002 to 2008, his quality increasing successful prominence with each season.
His “Wire” co-stars were speedy to wage tribute to him Monday afternoon.
“The extent of my emotion for this brother, tin lone beryllium matched by the extent of my symptom learning of his loss,” Wendell Pierce, who played Detective William “Bunk” Moreland and had galore memorable scenes with Williams, said connected Twitter.
Isiah Whitlock Jr., who played crooked person Clay Davis connected “The Wire,” tweeted that Williams was “One of the nicest brothers connected the satellite with the biggest heart. An astonishing histrion and soul.”
Williams had been moving with a New Jersey foundation to creaseless the travel for erstwhile situation inmates seeking to reenter nine and was moving connected a documentary connected the subject.
He spoke successful an Associated Press communicative successful 2020 of his unsmooth clip increasing up, and said helium had struggled with cause addiction.