Actor Michael K. Williams has died at the age of 54. This was previously reported by the Hollywood Reporter. Williams was found dead in his Brooklyn apartment on September 6th. 

The actor gained notoriety through his roles in the series Boardwalk Empire and The Wire. He also took part in the drama "12 Years a Slave". Video game fans will also be familiar with Michael K. William for his role in Electronic Arts' Battlefield series as Captain Kimble "Irish" Graves. After an appearance in Battlefield 4, he made a comeback with the character in Battlefield 2042.

Williams best known for The Wire

Michael K. Williams died in his apartment in New York - his death is tragic. According to several media reports, the actor died of a heroin overdose. The responsible authorities rule out any third-party negligence. The American film and series actor has already made no secret of his drug addiction in the past, which has now apparently become his undoing.

Williams is best known for playing Omar Little on The Wire. Williams has received multiple awards for his performance. Williams already stood out visually: one of his trademarks was a long scar that ran across his forehead and between his eyes. The injury follows a bar fight around three decades ago. After his breakthrough, Michael K. Williams appeared in several top-class film productions, including 12 Years a Slave, Robocop and Ghostbusters. Most recently, Williams was involved in the horror drama series "Lovecraft County".

Video gamers should also know the actor: he faces the Battlefield character Kimble "Irish" Graves, who appeared twice in the shooter series: first in Battlefield 4, later again in Battlefield 2042. Williams is also part of the cast of the film adaptation of Ubisoft's 2016 video game brand Assassin's Creed.

Michael K. Williams has been nominated for an Emmy five times; since 2018 he has been part of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, which awards the Oscars every year. He was 54 years old.

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