Since the announcement of the death of Michael K. Williams yesterday, tributes have poured in to salute the memory of this atypical actor who made a name for himself by playing Omar Little in the series The Wire. The cast of HBO’s cult series shared their grief, starting with Wendell Pierce, who played Inspector Bunk Moreland.
“The depth of my love for this brother can only be matched by the depth of my grief upon hearing of his passing. A man of immense talent with the ability to give a voice to the human condition by embodying the lives of those whose humanity is rarely elevated until he sings their truth, ”he shared on Twitter.
Talent and kindness
Isiah Whitlock Jr., interpreter of Senator Clay Davis in The Wire, said he was “shocked and saddened by the death of Michael K. Williams”. “One of the nicest brothers on the planet with the biggest heart. An incredible actor and soul. May you rest in peace, ”he added on the
social network. Series creator David Simon has said he is “too disgusted at this point to say anything worthwhile.” “Michael was a good man and a rare talent and throughout our journey he always deserved the best words. And today, these words do not come ”, he said.
Michael K. Williams had not only touched the actors of the Baltimore series. Director James Gunn rendered
tribute to “one of the most talented actors around” and his kindness. Jeffrey Dean Morgan wrote on
Twitter to be “heartbroken” by the death of the actor who had also left his mark on the series Boardwalk Empire with his interpretation of Chalky White. Mariah Carey paid homage to “a wonderful soul” and “a sublime person”. ” I’ll always miss you. Thank you for giving us your talent, ”she added on Instagram.
Michael K. Williams was discovered unconscious at his home in Brooklyn by his nephew. His death, pronounced shortly after the arrival of help, is considered at this stage by the police as a possible overdose, specifies the New York Times. The actor, who had spoken about his drug addiction issues in the past, was 54 years old.