NEW YORK (AP) –Actor Michael K. Williams died of acute drug intoxication in what New York City’s medical examiner said Friday was an accidental death.
Williams, known for playing Omar Little on “The Wire” and an Emmy Award nominee this year, had fentanyl, parafluorofentanyl, heroin and cocaine in his system when he died Sept. 6 in Brooklyn.READ MORE: Unvaccinated City Of LA Workers ‘Should Be Prepared To Lose Their Job,’ Garcetti Says
Williams, 54, was found dead by family members in his penthouse apartment. Police said at the time that they suspected a drug overdose.READ MORE: Report: Coronavirus Causes First LA County School Closure
The city’s Office of Chief Medical Examiner said it would not comment further. A message seeking comment was left with Williams’ representative.MORE NEWS: Help Needed To Find Gunman Whose Shot Killed Diego Ortega-Reza In East LA
Williams had spoken frankly in interviews in recent years about his struggle with drug addiction, which he said persisted after he gained fame on “The Wire” in the early 2000s.