American actor Michael K. Williams died. He became famous mainly in the popular serial drama The Dirt of Baltimore.
According to a preliminary report from the police, the actor with an unmistakable scar across his face probably overdosed on drugs, the American media reported. New York police spokesman John Grimpel said police arrived at Williams’ apartment in Brooklyn following an emergency call after 2 p.m.
Although Williams’ best-known role is the notorious thief Omar Little of HBO’s Dirt Baltimore (2002-2008), he has played dozens of other film and series roles throughout his career. He was nominated for an American serial Emmy Award several times for his serial roles. However, he began his career as a dancer invited by Madonna or George Michael on tour.
Meanwhile, on social networks, his colleagues express grief over his sudden death. “If he was on stage, he was the best thing on stage. Dot, “said Hollywood actor Edward Norton, who worked with Williams in 2019 on the film The Dark Face of Brooklyn, reports the British BBC.
“The news of Michael K. Williams’ death is devastating. He has been a member of the HBO family for over 20 years. While the world was known for his incredible talent and as an artist, we knew Michael as a good friend who was loved by everyone who worked with him, “HBO wrote in a statement.