Wednesday, June 7, 2023

Actor Michael Williams with Bahamian Roots, Dies at 54

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Actor Michael K Williams, best known for his role as Omar Little in The Wire has died at the age of 54.

The actor was found dead in his Brooklyn apartment on Monday afternoon according to the New York City Police Department.

Williams received five Emmy nominations and four awards for outstanding supporting actor.

Michael Williams shot a commercial for REV in 2020 in the Bahamas.

Williams appeared on many HBO series, including The Wire, Boardwalk Empire, The Night Of and Lovecraft Country.

The actor’s films included Inherent Vice, Gone Baby Gone, 12 Years a Slave,  and The Road.

Williams was born in Brooklyn to a Bahamian mother and an American father, starting his career as a dancer, working with George Michael and Madonna.

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