Entertainment is currently mourning the unexpected loss of actor, Michael K. Williams.
The actor, best known for his role in HBO’s The Wire, Boardwalk Empire, and Lovecraft Country passed away Monday, September 6th at just 54-years-old.
The Hollywood Reporter obtained a statement from a representative for Williams that said, “It is with deep sorrow that the family announces the passing of Emmy nominated actor Michael Kenneth Williams. They ask for your privacy while grieving this unsurmountable loss.”
Williams was due to attend the 2021 Emmy Awards, where his performance on Lovecraft Country earned him the nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series category.
Many of Hollywood’s finest took it to social media to pay their respects.
My beloved brother. I am… I love you. We were like kids when we met. In our 20’s, Dancing around NYC. And then our talks as “grown ups”. Forever and forever in my heart. I love you. #MichaelKWilliams pic.twitter.com/9t9hvIz4AH
— Pauley Perrette (@PauleyP) September 6, 2021
Shocked and saddened by the death of Michael K Williams. One of the nicest brothers on the planet with the biggest heart. An amazing actor and soul.
May you RIP. God bless.
— Isiah Whitlock Jr. (@IsiahWhitlockJr) September 6, 2021
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
Rest in power, Michael K. Williams.