Multiple outlets have reported that Michael K. Williams, who was best known for his Emmy-nominated performance in The Wire, has passed away. He was 54.
"It is with deep sadness that the family announces to you the passing of Emmy nominated actor Michael Kenneth Williams," Williams publicist Marianna Shafran stated in a statement. Source: The Hollywood Reporter. They ask for your privacy as they grieve this irreparable loss.
According to the New York City Police Department, Williams was found dead at his Brooklyn home on Monday afternoon. He has appeared in series like The Wire and Boardwalk Empire as well as When They See Us and The Night Of. He is currently being considered for the Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor In a Drama Series for Lovecraft Country.
In a tweet, Williams The Wire star Wendell Pierce said that "the depth of my love and devotion to this brother can only be matched with the depth of our pain at his loss." "A tremendously talented man who can give voice to human condition and portray the lives of those whose humanity has rarely been elevated until they sing their truth."