Actor Michael K. Williams sadly and shockingly passed away yesterday at the age of 54. Everyone knows Williams as the gun toting honorable stick up man Omar Little from the Wire. He had been acting for close to ten years before gaining the role as Omar. He has some blink and you'll miss him appearances in The Sopranos and Law and Order. Omar was his most popular role where he showed just how versatile he could be, including this classic courtroom scene from season 2 of The Wire.
He was just as amazing as Chalky White in Boardwalk Empire and Montrose Freeman in Lovecraft Country. A role which he was recently received an Emmy nomination for. He showed everyone In his roles he could be calm and methodical, or display a fit of rage on screen that you could feel viewing it. He could intimidating on screen or very vulnerable. Even in a small role such as 2014's Purge: Anarchy he commanded your attention while on screen.
The reactions from his family and friends on social media highlight he was just as amazing of a personal other, as he was an actor. Another case of a highly talented person gone too soon, but he has undeniably left his mark on the world. Take a moment and read his obituary from the Washington Post.
Below are some of the tributes from those that knew and loved him.
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