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“The Wire” Actor Michael K. Williams Found Dead In NYC Apartment

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - AUGUST 08: Michael K. Williams attends the Los Angeles Premiere of MGM's "Respect" at Regency Village Theatre on August 08, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)

Michael K. Williams, known for playing Omar Little on HBO’s “The Wire”, has passed away. The actor was found dead of a suspected heroin overdose in his NYC apartment.  Sources say that his nephew found Williams unconscious and that heroin was present on the kitchen table. Williams was set to co-star in the upcoming George Forman biopic.


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