Michael K. Williams, Omar From ‘The Wire’ Actor, Is Dead at 54

Michael K. Williams, the actor known for his role as Omar Little in the HBO series “The Wire,” was found dead in Brooklyn on Monday, the police said. He was 54.

Mr. Williams was found about 2 p.m. in his Williamsburg home, according to the New York City Police Department. The death is being investigated and the city’s medical examiner will determine the cause, the police said.

His longtime representative, Marianna Shafran, confirmed the death in a statement and said the family was grappling with “deep sorrow” at “this insurmountable loss.”

Michael K. Williams outside his old apartment complex in the Flatbush neighborhood of Brooklyn. His work frequently examined the intersection of race, masculinity, crime and institutional failure.Credit…Demetrius Freeman for The New York Times Michael K. Williams, the actor known for his role as Omar Little in the HBO series […]

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