Actor Michael K. Williams died of “acute poisoning from the combined effects of fentanyl, p-fluorofentanyl, heroin and cocaine,” according to the NYC Office of Chief Medical Examiner (OCME).
The death on September 6th was classified as an accident.
Williams was found dead in his Brooklyn apartment earlier this month. He was 54.
Immediately after the sad news, the tributes came from the Hollywood community.
“We are devastated to learn of the death of Michael Kenneth Williams, who has been a member of the HBO family for more than 20 years,” HBO said in a statement to TheWrap at the time. âAlthough the world is aware of his immense talents as an artist, we knew Michael as a dear friend who was loved by all who had the privilege of working with him. We extend our deep condolences to his family on this immeasurable loss. “
Best known for his roles as Omar Little on the critically acclaimed The Wire and Chalky White on Boardwalk Empire, Williams most recently starred in Lovecraft Country, another HBO title for which he was nominated for an Emmy Received in 2021 for a supporting actor.
Williams’ other notable TV credits include “F Is for Family,” “When They See Us,” “Hap and Leonard,” “When We Rise,” “The Night Of,” “Community” and “Bessie.” On the movie side, the actor is best known for “12 Years a Slave”, “Assassin’s Creed”, “Inherent Vice”, “Gone Baby Gone” and “The Road”.
Williams was born and raised in Brooklyn to his Bahamian mother and South Carolina born father. As a teenager, he enrolled at the National Black Theater in New York City to escape some of the troubles he faced in his youth.
The beloved actor was known for his signature facial feature, a large scar that he received when he was slit open with a razor blade during a bar fight in New York City on his 25th birthday.