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Inside The Wire star Michael K Williams' tragic past as he's found dead

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showbiz gossip straight to your inbox with the Daily Star's FREE newsletterMichael K Williams, an actor best known for his role as Omar Little in The Wire, has been found dead today (September 6) at the age of 54.

According to the New York Post, the actor was found in his apartment in Brooklyn after an apparent drug overdose but this has not yet been confirmed by his representatives or family while investigations into the death are pending.

A prolific actor with roles in The Wire, Boardwalk Empire, and Lovecraft Country, for which he receive an Emmy, Michael has had a long and tragic history with drugs.

Speaking to the New Jersey Star-Ledger in the past, Williams explained that playing Omar in The Wire contributed to a serious drug.

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