Michael K. Williams Dies: Star Of ‘The Wire’ And ‘Lovecraft Country’ Was 54

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Williams, the five-time Emmy-nominated star of The Wire, Boardwalk Empire, 12 Years a Slave and most recently Lovecraft Country, died Monday at age 54.Willliams’ death at his Brooklyn home has been confirmed for Deadline by a representative of his family.“It is with deep sorrow that the family announces the passing of Emmy nominated actor Michael Kenneth Williams,” the rep told Deadline.

They ask for your privacy while grieving this insurmountable loss.”The family did not provide the cause of death.

A New York Police Department detective told Deadline that Williams “was discovered deceased in an apartment located at 440 Kent Avenue today around 1400 hours.

It’s an ongoing investigation and the medical examiner will determine the cause of death.”Michael K.

Williams: A Career In PicturesDeadline will add details as they come in, but this is a shock to the system, because of his game-changing talent.


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