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When did Michael K Williams die?

Actor Michael K. Williams, famous for his role as Omar Little in the HBO series 'The Wire', was found dead in his apartment on Sept. 6, 2021. He was 54. NBC New York‘The Wire' Actor Michael K. Williams Found Dead in Brooklyn: Sources

What actor from The Wire died?

Michael K. Williams, the actor who brought a hard-edge charisma to his portrayal of Omar Little, the sawed-off-shotgun-wielding stickup man on the pioneering HBO series “The Wire,” was found dead on Monday in his home in the Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn, the police said. He was 54. The New York TimesMichael K. Williams, Omar From 'The Wire,' Is Dead at 54

How did Michael Williams get his facial scar?

Williams was at a club in Queens and stepped outside to get some air when he saw his friends were about to get in a fight. ... The razor sliced Williams's face and neck, leaving a scar that would change his life. ABC NewsA scar changed his life, but Michael K Williams was never seen as a gangster before the cut

Who was Michael Williams married to?

Personal life. Williams married Judi Dench on 5 February 1971, the same year that they co-starred in a stage production of John Webster's The Duchess of Malfi. They had one daughter, Tara Cressida Williams (b. 1972), known as Finty Williams, who is also an actress. wikipedia.orgMichael Williams (actor)

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Michael K. Williams Found Dead at 54

Pajiba 06 September, 2021 - 11:10pm

Best known for his iconic portrayal of Omar Devone Little on The Wire, actor Michael K. Williams was found dead earlier today in his Brooklyn apartment. Our deepest condolences to his friends and family. (Variety)

Too gutted right now to say all that ought to be said. Michael was a fine man and a rare talent and on our journey together he always deserved the best words. And today those words won't come.

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Rest In Peace, King: The Interesting Story Of How Michael K. Williams Got His Start In Entertainment

Yahoo Lifestyle 06 September, 2021 - 06:21pm

In extremely shocking news, Michael K. Williams has been found dead at the age of 54 years old.

So far, there are no reports regarding his cause of death — we only know that he was found deceased in his NYC apartment this afternoon, September 6. At this time we would like to send our prayers to his family and loved ones, and celebrate the late legend by highlighting a lesser known part of his career.

So many people never really knew that in addition to being a veteran actor, Michael K. Williams was smooth as ever on the dance floor. Most knew him best for his role as Omar Little in The Wire and more recently, Montrose Freeman in Lovecraft Country, but Williams actually got his start in entertainment as a dancer. His first few gigs included going on tour and being in music videos for Madonna, Missy Elliott, George Michael, Ginuwine, and more. He also choreographed, and starred in, the music visual for Crystal Waters’ “100% Pure Love” in ‘94.

After hearing the shocking news, Ginuwine took to Instagram to say R.I.P.

“This is totally unexpected such a great personality and person who I had the pleasure of working with way early on in 96-97 as my dancer first dancer RIP to this king blessings to his family wow this is crazy….,” the famous singer said.

In an interview with his childhood friend, Queen Latifah, whom he knows as Dana, Williams said it was her rap career that inspired him to try and make it in entertainment. “I’ll never forget that feeling that I got — what that did was it gave me my first inspiration. You always inspired me. I was like ‘If D can do it, maybe I can do it.’ I couldn’t rap though, that was the only problem,” he hilariously quipped. “One day I got a job, went to school, and I was like I’m gonna make my moms proud because my moms is a hardworking woman, man, and she worked hard to take care of us in the projects. I saw a Janet Jackson video and lost my mind — it was “Rhythm Nation.” Then my lightbulb went off. I was like ‘That’s what I’m gonna do. I’m gonna go become a backup dancer for Janet Jackson!’ I found my niche… that never happened, never got to dance for Janet Jackson, but I did have a pretty good career as a dancer. I got to travel the world and work with a lot of beautiful people, but that inspiration — the fact that I can even think about that — it came from watching you become Queen Latifah!”

Williams, who’d been cut in his face during his early industry days, was specifically tapped by Tupac to play the role of the rapper’s brother in Bullet. That time on the movie set launched his acting career, eventually turning Williams into the big screen legend we know and love today. “I think he saw my pain, my struggle, my heart,” Williams said in a 2014 interview with NPR. “I was starstruck. I was like, ‘Wow, this is Tupac Shakur.'”

Don’t get it twisted, though — even until recently, he still got busy on the dance floor. Old and newer receipts below, plus his tribute to the late DMX back in June at the BET Awards. Unbelievable. Salute the late king… we are certainly going to miss him.

Michael K. Williams dancing 💚💔 pic.twitter.com/qcrvOHDLmi

— hotcheri ♒ (@hotcheri) September 6, 2021

Let’s really talk about range. This was Michael K Williams dancing to house the other day in the city. A man of many talents. https://t.co/50Hctyz6U6 pic.twitter.com/zSS7GduYYv

— Queer Latifah 🌹 (@BougieBlackness) October 22, 2020

Michael K Williams just gave a tribute to DMX back in June at the BET Awards. Surreal pic.twitter.com/oTtEaXJe6p

— philip lewis (@Phil_Lewis_) September 6, 2021

The actor, best known for his role as Omar Little in the hit HBO series, was reportedly found dead in his Brooklyn apartment on Monday afternoon.

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Nathalie Emmanuel, Colman Domingo, Nick Wechsler & more pens tribute to Michael K. Williams; Read tweets

The Independent 06 September, 2021 - 05:48pm

Ugh this one hurts Michael K Williams was one of the best to ever do it. And was a really warm, sweet man the few times I had the pleasure of meeting him. #RIPMichaelKWilliams

— Nathalie Emmanuel (@missnemmanuel) September 6, 2021

Truly gutted on hearing the passing of Michael K. Williams. A tremendous actor.

— Colman Domingo (@colmandomingo) September 6, 2021

Michael K Williams was a magnificent Artist. We have lost an important storyteller way to soon. My heart is with all who loved him. #RIP

— Debra Messing(@DebraMessing) September 6, 2021

I legitimately gasped when I read the news. The dude was one of the best. Absolutely loved his work. This kills me.

— Nick Wechsler (@Nick_Wechsler) September 6, 2021

This is utterly devastating. Sweet Michael. You were one of the greatest actors ever. Rest In Peace. 'The Wire' actor Michael K. Williams found dead in NYC apartment https://t.co/zTBtSvyveH via @nypmetro

— Patricia Arquette (@PattyArquette) September 6, 2021

He used his remarkable gift to bring stories to life. He mastered his craft, and used his art to break down barriers. Many of us came to know him as Omar. To his family, I pray peace and comfort during this devastating time.

Michael K. Williams, rest in strength.

— Charles Booker (@Booker4KY) September 6, 2021

Heartbroken to learn of Michael's passing. It was an honor to have had the opportunity to work with such a talented artist and human being. A true force of nature. Rest In Power, my friend. https://t.co/19Gp0yKvsa via @variety

— Dustin Lance Black (@DLanceBlack) September 6, 2021

Nathalie Emmanuel, Colman Domingo, Nick Wechsler & more pens tribute to Michael K. Williams; Read tweets

HotNewHipHop 06 September, 2021 - 05:48pm

Ugh this one hurts Michael K Williams was one of the best to ever do it. And was a really warm, sweet man the few times I had the pleasure of meeting him. #RIPMichaelKWilliams

— Nathalie Emmanuel (@missnemmanuel) September 6, 2021

Truly gutted on hearing the passing of Michael K. Williams. A tremendous actor.

— Colman Domingo (@colmandomingo) September 6, 2021

Michael K Williams was a magnificent Artist. We have lost an important storyteller way to soon. My heart is with all who loved him. #RIP

— Debra Messing(@DebraMessing) September 6, 2021

I legitimately gasped when I read the news. The dude was one of the best. Absolutely loved his work. This kills me.

— Nick Wechsler (@Nick_Wechsler) September 6, 2021

This is utterly devastating. Sweet Michael. You were one of the greatest actors ever. Rest In Peace. 'The Wire' actor Michael K. Williams found dead in NYC apartment https://t.co/zTBtSvyveH via @nypmetro

— Patricia Arquette (@PattyArquette) September 6, 2021

He used his remarkable gift to bring stories to life. He mastered his craft, and used his art to break down barriers. Many of us came to know him as Omar. To his family, I pray peace and comfort during this devastating time.

Michael K. Williams, rest in strength.

— Charles Booker (@Booker4KY) September 6, 2021

Heartbroken to learn of Michael's passing. It was an honor to have had the opportunity to work with such a talented artist and human being. A true force of nature. Rest In Power, my friend. https://t.co/19Gp0yKvsa via @variety

— Dustin Lance Black (@DLanceBlack) September 6, 2021

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