Once again, the American film industry loses one of its most representative luminaries. Through The Hollywood Reporter, the unfortunate death at 55 of Michael Kenneth Williams, a renowned actor with a long career in film and television, who remained active for a long time, is reported. The family announced the loss and the truth is that it is something as painful as it is unexpected.
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Williams, known worldwide for his performances in The Wire, Give Sweet Blood of Jesus, Assassin’s Creed – 18%, Operation Brothers and most recently Lovecraft Country – 100%, the popular HBO series that in 2020 noticed wide notoriety on social networks for its social and fantastic theme. Michael began his acting career in the 1990s and gradually gained global recognition for his versatile roles and dominance in front of the camera.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Michael K. Williams was found dead in his apartment earlier today in Brooklyn, New York. Although the authorities continue to investigate the cause of death, a possible overdose is being speculated, so we will have to wait a few hours or perhaps days for an answer. The Williams family appreciated the messages of condolences and also asked for discretion and respect for the memory of the deceased, as reported by the representative, Marianna shafran:
It is with deep regret that the family announces the passing of Emmy-nominated actor Michael Kenneth Williams. They ask for your privacy as they mourn this insurmountable loss.
According to The New York Post, the most in-depth details about the death of Williams they maintain that he was found at approximately 2 in the afternoon at his home, declaring himself deceased a few minutes later. Local media also reported that Michael’s apartment was in perfect order, with no signs of violence inside. The possibility of an overdose is reinforced by the actor’s well-known past struggles against drugs.
Michael K. Williams was nominated for an Emmy Award on several occasions for his performances in Bessie (2015), The Night Of (2016) and This is how they see us – 95% (2019); He was recently nominated for Best Supporting Actor for Lovecraft country. He also stood out in productions such as Boardwalk empire, Disappeared One Night – 94% and 12 Years of Slavery – 96%.
Talented actor and urban dancer trained in the streets of his city, Michael K. Williams he became one of the biggest stars in the African American acting guild, with a legacy equal to the greatest. Following the death of Chadwick Boseman last year, another great and highly respected Hollywood name, network users now mourn the loss of Williams at a very, very young age; not a few Hollywood stars are reacting sadly. Here are a series of tweets.
Michael K Williams, in addition to being one of the most talented actors, was also one of the kindest, sweetest and most gentle souls I have ever met. This is heartbreaking. My thoughts are with everyone who loved him.
Michael K Williams, in addition to being one of the most talented actors around, was also one of the kindest, sweetest, most gentle souls I’ve ever met. This is heartbreaking. My thoughts are with all those who loved him. ❤️
– James Gunn (@JamesGunn) September 6, 2021
Jean-Paul Belmondo and Michael K. Williams on the same day … man, what a loss.
Jean-Paul Belmondo and Michael K. Williams in the same day… man, what loss. pic.twitter.com/LzsDrJxKAP
– Elijah Wood (@elijahwood) September 6, 2021
Dammit. We lost one of our best and most talented. RIP #MichaelKWilliams. It breaks my heart.
Goddamn it. We lost one of our best, most talented. RIP #MichaelKWilliams. Breaks my heart. pic.twitter.com/K2ex1vhA88
– Jeffrey Dean Morgan (@JDMorgan) September 6, 2021
Michael K. Williams was an absolute powerhouse. This hurts deeply. From incredible dancer to underdog to transformative actor and, by all accounts, an incredible human being. You have touched more hearts than you ever knew.
Michael K. Williams was an absolute powerhouse. This one hurts deep. From incredible dancer to underdog to transformative actor and by all accounts amazing human being. You’ve touched more hearts then you ever knew.
– Matthew Mercer (@matthewmercer) September 6, 2021
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