Actor Michael Kay Williams found dead in a New York apartment

New York-ALSHARQIYA September 7: American actor Michael Kay has been found. Williams, best known for his role as Omar Little on the hit series "The Wire," is dead in a New York apartment, police have revealed.

John Grimple, a New York Police Department official, said Williams "died in an apartment in Brooklyn."

"It is with deep sadness that the family announces the passing of Emmy Award-nominated actor Michael Kenneth Williams," Williams' agent said.

"The family asks you to respect their privacy in their mourning," said the statement issued by Mariana Shafran of "Shfran PR".

No official cause of death has yet been provided, but several US media outlets quoted law enforcement sources as saying they suspected a drug overdose was the cause.

The 54-year-old Brooklyn-born actor, who has a scar on his face, is best known for his role in HBO's "The Wire," in which he portrayed an armed robber who robs drug dealers in Baltimore.

The series, which was a huge success, ran for five seasons from 2002 to 2008.


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