The Wire and Boardwalk Empire star Michael K Williams dies, aged 54

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Photo credit: David Crotty/Patrick McMullan - Getty Images
Photo credit: David Crotty/Patrick McMullan - Getty Images

The Wire and Boardwalk Empire star Michael K Williams has died at the age of 54.

Following reports that the actor had been found dead in his New York City apartment, the NYPD has now confirmed to Variety that the star was found deceased inside of his residence on Monday (September 6).

"It is with deep sorrow that the family announces the passing of Emmy nominated actor Michael Kenneth Williams," the star's rep confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter. "They ask for your privacy while grieving this unsurmountable loss."

Photo credit: David Crotty/Patrick McMullan - Getty Images
Photo credit: David Crotty/Patrick McMullan - Getty Images

Alongside his star turn as Omar Little in The Wire, Williams was also known for roles in Boardwalk Empire and in several HBO TV series, including last year's Lovecraft Country and 2016 hit The Night Of starring Riz Ahmed, as well as Netflix limited series When They See Us, which earned Williams an Emmy nomination.

On the big screen, Williams also featured in films including The Road, 12 Years a Slave and Inherent Vice.

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