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Sad News: Michael. K Williams, Omar From 'The Wire' is Dead

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Rest in Power Michael. K Williams


I woke up from a nap to hear the sad news, the popular actor, Michael. K Williams has passed away. Williams was best known for his role on the HBO series, 'The Wire, ' he played Omar Little. He was 54 years old.

According to news reports and from sources such as CNN, Williams was found unresponsive at his New York City home on Monday, September 6.

Williams' PR rep Marianna Shafran officially announced his death on Monday and asked for privacy at this unfortunate time.

Officers at the scene state that drug paraphernalia was found close to Williams' body however, the true cause of death has not been confirmed.

I pray for his family and friends at this time. Many high profile Black celebrities have passed on in the last few years including the Late rapper and actor DMX, Chadwick Bozeman, the star of global hit, Black Panther, Fuquan Johnson, an American high-profile comedian, LA rapper and entrepreneur Nipsey Hussle and legendary rapper Biz Markie.

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I send my condolences to the family and friends of Michael Kenneth Williams. Rest in Power.

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