On Monday, it was announced that popular actor, Michael K. Williams, had passed away at the age of 54.
— NBC News (@NBCNews) September 7, 2021
After the incredibly sad news was announced, many friends, colleagues and fans swarmed social media to share thoughts on the incredible Michael K. Williams.
The sports world also reacted, with many high profile athletes giving their take on “The Wire” actor’s way-too-soon death.
R.I.P MKW 💔 pic.twitter.com/SFaaZxfnpl
— Chad Johnson (@ochocinco) September 6, 2021
Forever in our hearts.
RIP Michael K. Williams. pic.twitter.com/5E6oSYXG9d
— Atlanta United FC (@ATLUTD) September 7, 2021
The death of Michael K. Williams shocked and saddened me. He added a compelling intensity to every role. Although most people will remember him from “The Wire” or “Boardwalk Empire,” I especially appreciated him in the overlooked noirish TV series “Hap and Leonard.”
— Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (@kaj33) September 7, 2021
We send our deepest condolences to the family of Michael K. Williams.
— NEW YORK KNICKS (@nyknicks) September 7, 2021
RIP Michael K. Williams . Prayers to his family 🙏🏾 https://t.co/fS6HMRqaDL
— 🏁 Jamal Crawford (@JCrossover) September 6, 2021
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Michael K. Williams was reportedly found in his Brooklyn apartment by a relative following a suspected drug overdose.
The highly respected actor was not only a big sports fan, but had worked with many former and current athletes in various ways.
Williams’ imprint on the Hollywood scene will forever be felt after his powerful roles in “The Wire”, as well as other popular appearances in “12 Years a Slave,” “Assassin’s Creed” and “The Gambler.”
RIP to Michael K. Williams.