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'The Wire' & 'Lovecraft Country' Star Michael K. Williams Found Dead at Age 54

'The Wire' & 'Lovecraft Country' Star Michael K. Williams Found Dead at Age 54

Michael K. Williams has passed away at the young age of 54.

“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,” his long-time rep Marianna Shafran of Shafran PR shared in a statement with THR.

The news was first reported by New York Post.

Michael is best known for his roles on The Wire, and most recently, Lovecraft Country.

He has also starred on Boardwalk Empire, and was known for his role as Jack Gee, husband of Bessie Smith, in the HBO telefilm biopic Bessie.

Just last week, it was announced that Michael had joined the upcoming George Forman biopic and would have starred as trainer Doc Broadus.

After the report, fans and peers flooded social media in tribute to Michael.

Click inside to see the fans reactions to Michael’s reported death…

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