American actor Michael K. Williams, who was found dead at his home in New York on September 6, succumbed to an “accidental overdose” of fentanyl, heroin, and cocaine, medical services said Friday. Yorker.
Michael K. Williams died at age 54 from “acute poisoning, by the combined effects of fentanyl (a potent opioid), p-fluorofentanyl, heroin and cocaine,” according to the office of the chief medical examiner.
The actor was found dead in his apartment in Brooklyn, the New York borough where he grew up.
Michael K. Williams had become widely known and appreciated by playing Omar Little, atypical character in the series “The Wire” by David Simon.
In an interview with an American radio station in 2016, he had recounted how he himself struggled in his real life with his drug addiction while playing in “The Wire”.
SL (with MAP)