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BREAKING: ‘The Wire’ Actor Michael K. Williams Dead at 54

Michael K. Williams, an actor known for his role in the widely-acclaimed HBO series “The Wire,” was found dead in his New York penthouse on Monday afternoon, according to emerging reports.

Sources told the New York Post that Williams, 54, was found deceased in the living room of his Brooklyn apartment near drug paraphernalia, suggesting a possible overdose. Williams was reportedly found dead by his nephew.

Williams played Omar in the television drama series “The Wire,” which aired from 2002 to 2008, and was Chalky White in “Boardwalk Empire.’’ During his acting career which spans more than two decades, the Brooklyn native received five Emmy nominations for roles in various films, including “When They See Us,” “Bessie,” and “The Night Of.”

Officials have not yet publicly disclosed the details surrounding Williams’ reported death.

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[Featured image: Michael K. Williams/Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP]