WIRE STAR DEAD
US actor Michael K. Williams, one of television’s most memorable stars of recent years for his role as Omar Little in The Wire, has been found dead in his New York City apartment.
News of the death of the 54-year-old, who starred as a Baltimore stick-up man in the groundbreaking series, triggered an outpouring of grief from his many fans.
An officer for the New York Police Department said Williams’ body had been found by a family member.
The Brooklyn native had been widely hailed for his role in The Wire, in which he played a gay armed robber.