This Monday, September 7 Police have found actor Michael K. Williams dead, known for playing Omar Little in ‘The Watchmen’, at his home in Brooklyn, New York. According to the New York Post, the cause of death would be a possible overdose. He was 54 years old.
Williams was born in Brooklyn itself in 1966 and began his artistic career as a dancer on tours of George Michael and Madonna before moving on to acting. One of his most characteristic features was the scar on his face that was made after a fight on his 25th birthday. His debut before the cameras came in 1996 in the film ‘Bullet’ with Mickey Rourke and Tupac Shakur, and was followed by small roles in ‘To the limit’, ‘The Sopranos’,’ Alias’, ‘Blind Justice’, ‘Law and order: Special Victims Unit ‘and’ Six degrees’. His big break came with ‘Los Vigilantes / i]’, where he played Omar Little for 42 episodes until the end of the series: “Nobody called me Michael on the street, everything was Omar, Omar, Omar. I confused that admiration. It was nice, but it was not for me, it was for a fictional character. When the series ended, along with that character, he had no idea how to deal with the situation. I broke down, “the actor told The Hollywood Reporter.
On ‘[i/]https://www.ecartelera.com.mx/series/community/[i]Community ‘was Professor Marshall Kane and in’ Walk This Way ‘Reverend Daniels; On ‘Hap and Leonard’ he played Vietnam veteran Leonard Pine for three seasons, but before that he played Chalky White on ‘Boardwalk Empire’. Among his latest television roles, Williams participated in ‘This is how they see us’ and played Montrose Freeman in ‘Lovecraft Territory’ on HBO and for both received an Emmy nomination as a supporting actor, as before for his work on “The Night Of” and “Bessie.”
His resume on the small screen is impressive, but that of the big one includes titles such as ‘Goodbye little bye (Gone Baby Gone)’, ‘The Masters of Brooklyn’, ’12 Years a Slave ‘,’ Assassin’s Creed ‘,’ Ghostbusters ‘and’ Orphans of Brooklyn ‘.
Hollywood says goodbye
His career was more than 20 years linked to HBO projects and the platform has released a statement lamenting his death: “Although the world is aware of his immense talent as an artist, We met Michael as a friend who was loved by all who had the privilege of working with him. We send our condolences to his family for this immeasurable loss. “Also David Simon, Wendell Pierce, Domenick Lombardozzi, Damson Idris, Spike Lee, Ava DuVernay, Elijah Wood, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Yvette Nicole Brown, Mark Wahlberg and Edward Norton among Others have said goodbye to Williams and paid tribute to him on Twitter:
Too gutted right now to say all that ought to be said. Michael was a fine man and a rare talent and on our journey together he always deserved the best words. And today those words won’t come.
? David Simon (@AoDespair) September 6, 2021
“Too devastated right now to say everything that should be said. Michael was a good man and a rare talent and in our journey together he always deserved the best words. And today those words do not come out.”
The depth of my love for this brother, can only be matched by the depth of my pain learning of his loss. An immensely talented man with the ability to give voice to the human condition portraying the lives of those whose humanity is seldom elevated until he sings their truth. pic.twitter.com/EvrESGSK8O
? Wendell Pierce (@WendellPierce) September 6, 2021
“The depth of my love for this brother can only be matched by the depth of my grief upon learning of his loss. An immensely talented man with the ability to give a voice to the human condition portraying the lives of those whose humanity rarely rises until it sings its truth. ”
Michael K Williams I knew was kind. Fair. Gentle. And super fucking talented. I’ll cherish our talks and I’ll miss him tremendously. My deepest condolences to the Williams family. Rest my friend. ??
? Domenick Lombardozzi (@D_Lombardozzi) September 6, 2021
“I knew Michael K. Williams was kind. Fair. Gentle. And super fucking talented. I will appreciate our talks and miss him so much. My condolences to the Williams family. Rest my friend.”
Rest in Peace Michael K. Williams. Gone far too soon. A man that taught me so much. Thank you for your wisdom. pic.twitter.com/qoOKxdnErF
? Damson Idris (@DamsonIdris) September 6, 2021
“Rest in peace Michael K. Wiliams. He’s gone too soon. A man who taught me so much. Thank you for your wisdom.”
“Mike and I in Da Garden cheering on Da Orange And Blue. Photo by James Devaney. It’s a difficult day: 1. We lose the great French actor Jean-Paul Belmondo and now my brother MICHAEL K. WILLIAMS. Our brother passed away today in their home in the Brooklyn People’s Republic. I’m shaking and drinking a bottle of Italian red wine-Brunello Di Montalcino alone. Our greats are leaving us left and right. GOD BLESS THEM
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
“Damn, we’ve lost one of our greatest talents. DEP Michael K. Williams. It breaks my heart.”
? He was my friend. I am gutted hearing this. It’s been too much death and loss! So many spirits are broken. What is going on in the world? #TheWire actor @BKBMG Williams found dead in NYC apartment https://t.co/9YOKg2T7ds via @nypmetro
? yvette nicole brown (@YNB) September 6, 2021
“He was my friend. I am devastated after hearing about this. Too much death and loss! So many spirits are devastated. What’s going on in the world?”
He had a really rare gift for being fully present in the moment & for conveying the layers under the words. He ran so deep. He was also kind & generously enthusiastic. I’ll be forever grateful that he graced ‘Motherless Brooklyn’ & that I got to share space & time w him. RIP?
? Edward Norton (@EdwardNorton) September 6, 2021
“I have felt a punch in the stomach knowing that we have lost Michael K. Williams. Anguished soul. Working with him was one of the greatest privileges I have had in my career. My admiration for his talent had no limits, like so many. If it was in a scene, it was for the best. He had the really weird gift of being fully present in the moment and conveying the layers underneath the words. It got so deep inside. He was also gracious and generously enthusiastic. I will be eternally grateful that he made ‘Brooklyn Orphans’ great and that I was able to share space and time with him. “