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Actor Michael K. Williams dies

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NEW YORK: Actor Michael K. Williams, who as the rogue robber of drug dealers Omar Little on The Wire created one of the most popular characters on US television in recent decades, has died.

Mr Williams, 54, was found dead on Monday afternoon in his Brooklyn penthouse apartment, New York City police said.

His death was being investigat­ed as a possible drug overdose.

He appeared in all five seasons of The Wire from 2002 to 2008, his character growing in prominence with each season.

The Brooklyn-born actor was a ubiquitous character actor in other shows and films for more than two decades, including roles on the HBO series Boardwalk Empire and Lovecraft Country, and in the films 12 Years a Slave and Assassin’s Creed.

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