There has been an outpouring amount of prayers and love towards Michael K. Williams in the wake of his unexpected death Monday.
The 54-year-old was found dead in his Brooklyn apartment Monday afternoon with drug paraphernalia on a table nearby suggesting that he died from a drug overdose per TMZ.
Fans adored him for his role as Omar Little in The Wire; he later starred in Boardwalk Empire, The Night Of, 12 Years a Slave and Assassin’s Creed.
The Flatbush native went onto bless our tv screens most recently in HBO’s Lovecraft Country which he is currently nominated for an Emmy for “Best Supporting Actor.”
See how celebrities and fans are remembering Michael K. Williams:
The depth of my love for this brother, can only be matched by the depth of my pain learning of his loss. A immensely talented man with the ability to give voice to the human condition portraying the lives of those whose humanity is seldom elevated until he sings their truth. pic.twitter.com/EvrESGSK8O— Wendell Pierce (@WendellPierce) September 6, 2021
A beautiful soul, a beautiful person, I'll miss you always. Thank you for blessing us with your talent 💔 pic.twitter.com/Mt50HlY9CA— Mariah Carey (@MariahCarey) September 6, 2021
Michael K Williams I knew was kind. Fair. Gentle. And super fucking talented. I’ll cherish our talks and I’ll miss him tremendously. My deepest condolences to the Williams family. Rest my friend. 🙏🏻— Domenick Lombardozzi (@D_Lombardozzi) September 6, 2021
So heartbroken. @BKBMG thank you for the beauty and joy you brought to the world. Sending love and prayers to your friends, family and everyone who adored you 🙏🏾 me included ❤️ We adore you Sir. pic.twitter.com/R3ER7a8iTi— kerry washington (@kerrywashington) September 6, 2021
Rest In Peace Michael K. Williams. Your commitment to our people and our struggle will not be forgotten. pic.twitter.com/jEClJXQ2zn— Stephen A. Green (@GreenTheRev) September 6, 2021
First big role I auditioned for I lost it to Michael K Williams. It was Inherent Vice. I wasn’t mad I was actually proud that my name was even next to his. He inspired me to keep going after that thank you MKW. 🙏🏿 #RIP— Big 🐰 (@FreddieGibbs) September 7, 2021
Michael K. Williams Tribute to DMX at the 2021 BET Awards. Rip to both legends ❤️🙏 pic.twitter.com/qt1dSTNLYP— DatPiff (@DatPiff) September 7, 2021
I’ve returned to this short over and over in the last three years. No idea why, but it speaks to a visceral part of my being. I know I’ll still seek it out. I’m grateful for Michael K Williams’s life, work. pic.twitter.com/2LUhUUl0C6— Ngatũnyi (@Ngartia) September 7, 2021