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‘The Wire’ actor Michael K. Williams found dead in apartment – NYPD

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‘The Wire’ actor Michael K. Williams found dead in apartment – NYPD

KING. Michael K Williams is remembered for his roles in 'The Wire,' 'Boardwalk Empire,' and 'Lovecraft County'

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The NYPD says there is an 'ongoing investigation' into the actor's death

Michael K. Williams, who played the character Omar Little in the TV series The Wire, was found dead in his New York apartment on Monday, the New York Police Department said. He was 54.

Lieutenant John Grimpel, a NYPD spokesman, said Williams was found dead in his Brooklyn apartment after a 2 pm emergency phone call to emergency operators.

Williams, who received a 2021 Emmy nomination for his performance in HBO’s Lovecraft Country, also found fame for his role in the HBO series Boardwalk Empire.

The NYPD said there was an “ongoing investigation” into Williams’ death and that the New York City medical examiner will determine the cause of death at a later time. – Rappler.com