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“The Wire” Actor, Michael K. Williams Dead At 54

Emmy-nominated actor Michael K. Williams, best known for his role on the Baltimore-based HBO series “The Wire,” has died, a New York police spokesperson confirmed Monday. He was 54.

Police said they responded to Williams’ apartment in Brooklyn at 2 p.m. Monday and found him dead.

Officials say they are investigating.Michael k Williams

“It is with deep sorrow that the family announces the passing of Emmy nominated actor Michael Kenneth Williams. They ask for your privacy while grieving this unsurmountable loss,” a representative for Williams’ family said.

Williams is nominated for an Emmy for his performance as Montrose Freeman in HBO’s “Lovecraft County.”

Williams, who was born in Brooklyn in November 1966, got his start in entertainment around age 22 as a professional dancer, and he appeared in more than 50 music videos, according to TV Guide.

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