NEW YORK (AP) — Actor Michael Ok. Williams died of acute drug intoxication in what New York City’s medical expert mentioned Friday was an unintentional loss of life.
Williams, recognized for taking part in Omar Little on “The Wire” and an Emmy Award nominee this year, had fentanyl, parafluorofentanyl, heroin and cocaine in his system when he died Sept. 6 in Brooklyn.
Williams, 54, was discovered useless by relations in his penthouse condo. Police mentioned on the time that they suspected a drug overdose.
The metropolis’s Office of Chief Medical Examiner mentioned it could not remark additional. A message searching for remark was left with Williams’ consultant.
Williams had spoken frankly in interviews in recent times about his wrestle with drug habit, which he mentioned endured after he gained fame on “The Wire” within the early 2000s.
“I was playing with fire,” he advised the Newark Star-Ledger in 2012. “It was just a matter of time before I got caught and my business ended up on the cover of a tabloid or I went to jail or, worse, I ended up dead. When I look back on it now, I don’t know how I didn’t end up in a body bag.”
New York Police Commissioner Dermot Shea mentioned in an interview shortly after Williams’ loss of life that he had spoken with the actor earlier this year about collaborating with the division on neighborhood outreach.
Williams had been working with a New Jersey charity to easy the journey for former jail inmates searching for to reenter society, and was engaged on a documentary on the topic. Another project concerned reaching out on to at-risk youth.
“This Hollywood thing that you see me in, I’m passing through,” Williams advised the Associated Press final year. “Because I believe this is where my passion, my purpose is supposed to be.”
Omar, a rogue robber of drug sellers primarily based on actual figures from Baltimore, was massively in style amongst followers of “The Wire,” which ran on HBO from 2002 to 2008.
Williams additionally starred as Chalky White in HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire” from 2010 to 2014 and had roles within the movies “12 Years a Slave” and “Assassin’s Creed.”
Williams was nominated this year for an Emmy for supporting actor in a drama sequence for HBO’s “Lovecraft Country,” however lost Sunday to a star of “The Crown.”
Williams was remembered within the ceremony’s “In Memoriam” section.
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