‘The Wire’ actor Michael K. Williams dead at 54

Michael Kenneth Williams, a cast member in the HBO series "The Night Of," poses for a portrait during the 2016 Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, Calif. Williams, who played the beloved character Omar Little on The Wire, has died. New York City police say Williams was found dead Monday, Sept. 6, 2021, at his apartment in Brooklyn. He was 54. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File) (Chris Pizzello)

Emmy-nominated actor Michael K. Williams, best known for his role on the Baltimore-based HBO series “The Wire,” has died, a New York City Police spokesperson confirmed on Monday. He was 54.

Police said they responded to Williams’ Brooklyn apartment at 2 p.m. on Monday, where they found the actor deceased.

Officials say an investigation is ongoing.

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