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 fame 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 know Michael K. William: His role in the Electronic Arts Battlefield series, in which Captain Kimble played “Irish” Graves, will be remembered in particular. After appearing 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 achieved great fame for the role of Omar Little in the series The Wire. Williams has received multiple praise for his performance. Williams stood out visually: One of his trademarks was a long scar that ran across his forehead and between his eyes. The injury is the result of a bar fight around three decades ago. After his breakthrough, Michael K. Williams was seen in several top-class film productions, including 12 Years a Slave, Robocop and Ghostbusters. Most recently Williams worked in the horror drama series “Lovecraft County”.

Video gamers should also know the actor: His face is 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 video game brand Assassin's Creed from 2016.

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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