Michael K Williams, ‘The Wire’ and ‘Boardwalk Empire’ Star, Dies at 54

Michael K Williams, ‘The Wire’ and ‘Boardwalk Empire’ Star, Dies at 54
Michael K. Williams, the star of HBO’s “The Wire” and “Boardwalk Empire,” was found dead Monday at his Brooklyn apartment, an official at the New York Police Department told TheWrap. The five-time Emmy nominee was 54 at the time of his death.

The NYPD is investigating his death as a possible drug overdose, the Associated Press reported, although the medical examiner has not yet determined a cause of death.

According to individuals who spoke with the New York Post, a substance that appeared to be heroin was found on the kitchen table of Williams’ apartment. However, the NYPD could not confirm this information to TheWrap.

A police official told the New York Post that “no foul play” is indicated and there was “no forced entry” into Williams’ apartment.

Best known for playing Omar Little on the critically acclaimed “The Wire” and Chalky White on “Boardwalk Empire,” Williams’ most recently starred on “Lovecraft Country,
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