‘The Wire’ Actor Michael K. Williams Found Dead

Police said they responded to Williams’ Brooklyn apartment at 2 p.m. on Monday, where they found the actor deceased.

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

Police said they responded to Williams’ Brooklyn apartment at 2 p.m. on Monday, where they found the actor deceased.

Officials say an investigation is ongoing.

Williams was born in Brooklyn, New York, in November 1966.

He got his start in entertainment around age 22 as a professional dancer, and appeared in more than 50 music videos, according to TV Guide.

Williams went on to make his feature film debut in the 1996 movie “Bullet,” in which he played High Top. It was the late Tupac Shakur who discovered Williams’ talent and cast him in the film, according to Williams’ website.

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