September 27, 2021

Death of Michael K. Williams: Stephen King and Spike Lee paid tribute

Michael K. Williams, star of the HBO series Wire And Portwalk Empire, Died in his New York apartment. He is 54 years old.

As stated in it New York PostThe actor was found by law enforcement officers on Monday afternoon (September 6). The cause of death has not yet been determined.

His death was later confirmed Hollywood Reporter A spokesman for Williams said, “The family is deeply saddened by the death of Emmy-nominated actor Michael Kenneth Williams.

Williams became famous Wire, Stick-up Man Omar plays Little and Lime White Portwalk Empire.

David Simon, co-founder of The Wire, wrote: “I have a hard time saying everything I have to say. Michael is a great man and a rare talent and he deserves the best words ever in our journey. Those words will not come today.

Trey Cheney who appeared with Williams Wire Said: “I can not … I’re broken. No word. I love you bro. RIP is one of the worst actors / brothers in the world for the famous Michael K. Williams. #Omer #Wire for Life.”

Director Spike Lee added: “Our elders leave us left and right. God bless”, shared a photo with Williams.

Writer Stephen King tweeted: “We lost Michael K. Williams at the age of 54, who was horribly, sadly and incredibly talented.”

Travon Free added: “Michael K. Williams is a divine genius, a black queer icon. He’s not an easy and really best friend. A great loss. Someone tell God, Umar is coming.”

Musician Sans The Robber tweeted: “A lot of people knew him as Umar. I knew him as Salki. I hope his family knew him as Michael. Thank you for all you did to encourage, enlighten and entertain those you don’t know.”

Director James Gunn added: “Michael K. Williams, besides being one of the most talented actors around, is one of the most tender, sweet, very tender souls I’ve ever met. It breaks my heart. My thoughts are with everyone who loved him.”

Fans around the world are reacting to this news. One said on social media: “He was a giant in the world of acting” Another said: “One of the greatest actors of his generation.”

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On Williams’ most recent show, he starred as Montrose Freeman on HBO Lovecraft country.

The actor received 2021 Emmy nominations for his role, Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series, as well as four Emmy nominations in his career.