In a terrible piece of news at the end of the day, it’s being reported that The Wire and Emmy-nominated Lovecraft Country actor Michael K. Williams has been found dead in his Brooklyn home. He was just 54-years-old.
I’m not going to get into the particulars of his death. You can look that up for yourself.
Williams was probably best known for what I truly believe was an iconic performance as Omar Little on HBO’s The Wire. He made a home at HBO, where he also played gangster Chalky White on Boardwalk Empire, before the aforementioned Lovecraft Country brought him back to the network.
Refusing to be pigeonholed, Williams cultivated a diverse array of performances on the big screen, as well, appearing in Best Picture winner 12 Year a Slave, The Gambler, Assassin’s Creed, and while some may have forgotten it, he had a tiny appearance in 2008’s Incredible Hulk, making him a small part of the MCU.
Our condolences go out to the friends and family of Michael K. Williams.