Actor Michael Okay. Williams, identified for portraying the character of Omar Little on the tv collection “The Wire”, it was discovered useless this Monday in his condominium within the Brooklyn neighborhood of New York.
The information of the demise was confirmed by police sources to the newspaper New York Put up. Authorities examine a potential overdose as explanation for demise, though it isn’t confirmed.
Michael Okay. Williams, alongside Dominic West, his companion on The Wire. AFP picture
Michael Kenneth Williams, 54, rose to fame due to his position in The Wire, a choral portrait of the town of Baltimore and which is taken into account by specialists as one of many three finest collection in historical past from the TV.
On that present, produced by David Simon, he performed Omar Little, a gay gangster that assaulted Baltimore drug sellers and uncovered the completely different codes of the town’s underworld.
Michael Okay. Williams was 54 years outdated. They discovered his physique in his condominium in New York. Photograph EFE
He had beforehand appeared in one other iconic collection as The Sopranos, in a single episode. Later he participated in Boardwalk empire, Group and The Night time Of, amongst a rating of collection through which he had participations of larger or lesser prominence.
He additionally had a wealthy movie profession – with appearances in movies similar to 12 years of slavery and Murderer’s creed and within the saga of The purge. His final movie was The Pink Sea Diving Resort“, from 2019.
Williams started his profession as a dancer, in video clips and excursions of varied artists. And he or she additionally dabbled in as a mannequin, earlier than turning to appearing. He didn’t have a simple youth: he got here to admit that he lived intervals with out having a house.
With data from EFE