An actor best known for his work on “The Wire” was found dead in his apartment in Brooklyn on Monday.
Police say the 54-year-old Michael K. Williams, who played the character Omar, was discovered by a family member.
Police are stating “drug paraphernalia” was found at the scene, whatever that means..
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HBO released the following statement:
“We are devastated to learn of the passing of Michael Kenneth Williams, a member of the HBO family for more than 20 years. While the world is aware of his immense talents as an artist, we knew Michael as a dear friend who was beloved by all who had the privilege to work with him. We send our deepest condolences to his family for this immeasurable loss.”
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