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6 Sep 2021
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The Wire’ star Michael K. Williams found dead in NY apartment – police

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'He is deceased in an apartment,' in Brooklyn, Lieutenant John Grimpel of the New York City police department told AFP.

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US actor Michael K. Williams, who played Omar Little in the hit HBO series “The Wire,” has been found dead in his apartment in New York City, police said Monday.

“He is deceased in an apartment,” in Brooklyn, Lieutenant John Grimpel of the New York City police department told AFP.

The police gave no cause of death but the New York Post cited other law enforcement sources as saying that Williams, 54, had died of a “suspected drug overdose in his Brooklyn penthouse Monday afternoon.”