In the short time, the film world was hit by two sad news. The legend of French cinema, Jean-Paul Belmondo, died first at the age of 88, only to be joined a few hours later by another well-known protagonist, actor Michael Kenneth Williams, informs. IGN.
The news of the artist’s death was confirmed by police, who found Williams’ body last night in his apartment in Brooklyn. The cause of death is not yet known, the ordered court autopsy will tell you more.
Michael K. Williams has played a number of iconic roles over his rich acting career, including his character Omar in the award-winning crime series The Wire and the role of the king of the black criminal underworld in the equally popular Boardwalk Empire, where Williams starred as Chalky White.
Williams also played major and minor roles in several feature films, and he was always seen on screen thanks to his speech and unmistakable appearance. He liked to choose apostates from society as his characters, as he felt like one of them due to his difficult childhood and drug problems.
The actor has struggled with drugs all his life, and even played some of his iconic roles, such as The Night Of and The Wire, under their influence. “The characters that mean the most to me are killing me. It’s a sacrifice I decided to make, “The actor said in one of the interviews.
Williams has earned five prestigious Emmy nominations for his roles, the most recent being nominated for a performance in the HBO series Lovecraft Country. In addition to his unique voice, the audience remembered him thanks to a large scar on his face, which was the result of an incident on the actor’s 25th birthday, when Williams became involved in a street battle.
In addition to acting, Williams was also known for his love of dance. Even before the start of his career, he appeared as a dancer in music videos by Georg Michael or Madonna.