New York rapper 50 Cent is going through the emotions right now. The hip-hop star and STARZ executive producer has come forward to pay his respect to the memory of late “The Wire” actor Michael K. Williams.
50 Cent’s Crushed Over ‘The Wire’ Star Michael K. Williams’ Death
Fifty went to his Instagram page with a snapshot of Williams and a headline announcing his death. The article also suggested Michael died from a drug overdose.
“👀Damn if you didn’t see Raising Kanan check it out that fentanyl is no joke, killing the clientele. R.I.P micheal k williams #bransoncognac#lecheminduroi#bottlerover“
The shocking death also sparked a reaction from Detroit rapper Royce Da 5’9.
“Awwww Cmon ! 🤦🏿♂️🤦🏿♂️ RIP My dog @bkbmg”
The Family Asks For Privacy
Following the shocking reports, Williams’ representative has come forward to speak out on behalf of his family.
“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 insurmountable loss,” his longtime rep, Marianna Shafran of Shafran PR, said. (THR)
Michael K. Williams Announced Dead In NY Apartment
According to reports, Williams was pronounced dead this afternoon in his New York City home. While details are still coming together, reports claim an overdose might have ultimately taken his life.
The Wire’’ actor Michael K. Williams was found dead of a suspected heroin overdose in his Brooklyn penthouse Monday afternoon, law-enforcement sources told The Post. Williams, 54, was discovered unconscious in the dining room of his luxury Williamsburg pad with what appeared to be heroin on the kitchen table, sources said. (New York Post)