The actor was 54 years old, and they found him alone. According to the official report, he suffered from a heroin overdose.
By Axel García / Updated 7 September 2021, 00:266 comments
Michael K. Williams, actor known for his role as Omar Little on the series The Wire, was found dead inside his Brooklyn penthouse. According to the police report, the actor was discovered unconscious inside his dining room, along with an unconfirmed amount of heroin. Williams was 54 years old.
There was no forced entry, the apartment was in order.NYPD OfficerHis nephew was the first to find him, around 2:00 p.m. (Brooklyn time), and Williams was declared officially dead at 2:12 p.m. due to a overdose. 8 officers from the New York Police Department (NYPD) were present at Williams’ penthouse, in addition to 2 supervisors.
“There was no forced entry, the apartment was in order,” one of the officers mentioned. No evidence of intrusion, indicating that Williams died completely alone.
Williams had already commented openly, about his problem with drugs through the years, including those where he was working on the series The Wire. The actor even mentioned that his role as Omar little, who stole drugs on the show, got to affect him in real life.
The Wire caused an impact in the video game industry, as the series was one of the main inspirations of Rockstar Games, when developing LA Noire.
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