Michael K. Williams, Star of ‘The Wire,’ Dies at 54

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Williams, the enigmatic performer whose work included “The Wire” and a recent Emmy nomination for “Lovecraft Country,” has died at the age of 54.

Law enforcement confirmed the news to the media.

Representatives for Williams said, “It is with deep sorrow that the family announces the passing of Emmy nominated actor Michael Kenneth Williams.

They ask for your privacy while grieving this unsurmountable loss.”The actor was discovered in the living room of his Williamsburg apartment by his nephew.

It was said that Williams possibly died of a drug overdose, with police saying no foul play is suspected.

Williams had been vocal over the years about his struggles with substance abuse.

The actor, a five-time Emmy nominee, recently received a nomination for his role as Montrose Freeman in the HBO drama “Lovecraft Country.”Williams was a Brooklyn native raised in East Flatbush.

He was discovered by rapper Tupac Shakur

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