US actor Michael K. Williams, known for his role as Omar on “The Wire”, has died. The police found the 54-year-old dead in his apartment in the New York borough of Brooklyn on Monday, as the police told the German press agency on request. The background initially remained unclear.
Williams always excelled in series with his talent for portraying complex characters and received several Emmy nominations for it. In addition to the milestone series “The Wire”, where Williams played the underground personality Omar Little, he also showed his skills in “Boardwalk Empire” as Chalky White.
He was also seen in “The Night Of” and films like “12 Years a Slave” or “Inherent Vice”. His trademark was the scar on his forehead and between his eyes.