On Sunday, Michael K Williams tragically passed away at the age of 54. The star was found in his Brooklyn home by family members. Known for his iconic roles in works like The Wire, Boardwalk Empire and Lovecraft Country, celebrities are taking to social media to pay their respects.
Born and raised in Brooklyn, Williams was thrusted into the limelight for his portrayal of Omar Little on HBO's The Wire.
According to police, Williams' death is being investigated as a drug overdose.
Amid the passing of Williams, his impact on the entertainment industry is far and wide. Many stars and organizations are offering tributes to the star on social media.
A beautiful soul, a beautiful person, I'll miss you always. Thank you for blessing us with your talent pic.twitter.com/Mt50HlY9CA— Mariah Carey (@Mariah Carey) 1630966881
Damn. Just damn. Mr. Williams was such a Good, kind, wonderful man. He was so funny on Community and, of course, an actor for the ages. @BKBMGpic.twitter.com/bjPe2ZOvya— Joel McHale (@Joel McHale) 1630960996
So heartbroken. @BKBMG thank you for the beauty and joy you brought to the world. Sending love and prayers to your friends, family and everyone who adored you me included We adore you Sir.pic.twitter.com/R3ER7a8iTi— kerry washington (@kerry washington) 1630967162
New York Knicks
We send our deepest condolences to the family of Michael K. Williams.\n\nA true New Yorker and a friend to @TheGarden and @gardenofdreams. Rest in Peace.pic.twitter.com/StenfDkraQ— NEW YORK KNICKS (@NEW YORK KNICKS) 1630977342
We are truly saddened by the sudden passing of Michael K. Williams, a genuine icon and a longtime friend of our VICE family. The impact of this loss will be felt close to home and beyond for many years to come. Our deepest condolences go out to his family and loved ones.pic.twitter.com/aOMiiOp826— VICE (@VICE) 1630967920
I feel punched in gut to learn we\u2019ve lost Michael K Williams. Soul anguished. Getting to work with him was one of the greatest privileges I\u2019ve had in my career. My admiration for his talent was boundless, like so many. If he was in a scene he was the best thing about it. Period.— Edward Norton (@Edward Norton) 1630969171
One of Michael K Williams\u2019 greatest gifts as an actor was his ability to make you root for the villain. He made you care about stereotypically \u2018bad\u2019 characters because he knew how to tap into that complexity. That we are all more than just one thing. TV is better because of him.— Taylor Rooks (@Taylor Rooks) 1630962519
Michael K Williams, in addition to being one of the most talented actors around, was also one of the kindest, sweetest, most gentle souls I\u2019ve ever met. This is heartbreaking. My thoughts are with all those who loved him.— James Gunn (@James Gunn) 1630961235
Our thoughts and prayers are with Williams' family and friends during this time.