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Michael K Williams found dead at his home

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The HOB Drama Series actor Michael Williams, was found dead in his apartment in New York City on Monday (Sept. 6). His nephew found his body in the living room of his home and drug paraphernalia was reportedly found at the scene.

The 54-year-old American actor was best known for his role as Omar Little in the HBO series, and as Chalky White in Boardwalk Empire. He was also Emmy-nominated for his roles in Netflix’s critically acclaimed series “When They See Us,” HBO’s “The Night Of,” and the film Bessie.

Williams recently starred in the Emmy Award-nominated show “Lovecraft Country.” He received his fifth Emmy nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actor for his role as Montrose Freeman in HBO’s Lovecraft Country this year

His death comes few days after he was named to join Sony’s George Foreman biopic on a new role as trainer Doc Broadus.

William took to his Instagram to show his excitement on the opportunity to join Sony’s George Foreman Biopic

“Excited to be working with u bro @george_tillman,” he posted on Instagram

Marianna Shafran of Shafran PR confirmed the death of William

“It is with deep sorrow that the family announces the passing of Emmy nominated actor Michael Kenneth Williams. They ask for your privacy while grieving this unsurmountable loss”

Many of his fans, colleagues, and friends took to social media to pass their condolences:

https://twitter.com/MrMichaelLee/status/1434974345508556808

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