Actor Michael K. dies. Williams caused by 'accidental overdose'

USA-ALSHARQIYA September 26: A forensic report concluded, yesterday, Friday, that the death of American actor Michael K. Williams, known as Omar on "The Wire", this month in New York, was caused by an "accidental" overdose of fentanyl, heroin and cocaine.

The office of the chief coroner described the death of the actor, who was found dead at his home in New York, on the sixth of this month, as "accidental", saying that Michael K. Williams died at the age of 54 of "acute intoxication caused by the combined effects of fentanyl, b-fluorofentanil, heroin and cocaine".

"We will not make any further comment," the office added in a message to the media.

The actor was found dead inside his apartment, in Brooklyn, where he was born and raised. The actor, who bears a scar on his face, is especially famous for his role in the series "The Wire" on "HBO", in which he portrayed an armed thief who robs drug dealers in Baltimore. The series, which was a great success, ran for five seasons, from 2002 to 2008.

Williams was also known for the role of smuggler Albert "Chucky" White, during the prohibition period in the United States, on the HBO series Boardwalk Empire.

Williams was nominated for a number of Emmy Awards for multiple roles, most recently this year for his performance in "Lovecraft Country", and also in 2015, when he played the husband of blues singer Bessie Smith in the movie "Bessie".

Other works that allowed him to be nominated for these prestigious awards include "The Night Of" in 2016, and "When They See Us" in 2019, about a group of black youths falsely accused of rape in Central Park, in the eighties.

In the movie industry, he starred in Steve McQueen's Twelve Years a Slave and Ben Affleck's Gone Baby Gone. He was scheduled to play the role of the famous American boxer coach George Foreman in a film about the latter's biography.


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