The rap game is hurting right now. Everyone from 50 Cent and Royce Da 5’9 to Terror Squad leader Fat Joe have stepped up to remember the life of late Hollywood actor Michael K. Williams.
Hip-Hop Remembers The Late Michael K. Williams
Over the past few hours, social media has erupted with remembrances of Williams. Most people acknowledged how much of a solid person he was and couldn’t believe the 54-year-old had left the world.
“Damn 😢 @bkbmg you had so much more life in you. Look at you always smiling and bringing good energy. Its a Sad day, you will be truly Missed my brotha. Rest in Peace to the legend Michael Williams 💔🙏” -Fat Joe
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)