Taraji P. Henson and fellow The Wire actors have been amongst those that led celeb tributes to Michael Ok. Williams after his demise at 54.
Taraji, 50, took to Instagram on Monday to share a video of the five-time Primetime Emmy Award nominee together with a caption which learn: ‘Relaxation properly my pal. JESUS!!! You can be missed deeply.’
As Williams portrayed iconic character Omar Little on The Wire, a number of of his castmates from the HBO collection additionally took to social media to honor their former co-star.
Tragic: Michael Ok. Williams (seen in September 2012) had been discovered useless on the age of 54 of a suspected overdose inside his luxurious Brooklyn penthouse
‘Relaxation properly my pal. JESUS!!! You can be missed deeply’: Taraji P. Henson, 50, took to Instagram on Monday to share a video of the five-time Primetime Emmy Award nominee a
Wendell Pierce, who portrayed Detective William ‘Bunk’ Moreland, over all 5 seasons shared a thread on Twitter with heartfelt ideas which started: ‘The depth of my love for this brother, can solely be matched by the depth of my ache studying of his loss.
‘A immensely gifted man with the power to offer voice to the human situation portraying the lives of these whose humanity is seldom elevated till he sings their fact.
‘When you don’t know, you higher ask anyone. His title was Michael Ok. Williams. He shared with me his secret fears then stepped out into his performing with true braveness, performing within the face of worry, not within the absence of it. It took me years to study what Michael had in abundance.’
Legend: As Williams portrayed iconic character Omar Little on The Wire, a number of of his castmates from the HBO collection additionally took to social media to honor their former co-star
‘It took me years to study what Michael had in abundance’: Wendell Pierce, who portrayed Detective William ‘Bunk’ Moreland, over all 5 seasons shared a thread on Twitter with heartfelt ideas
‘An incredible actor and soul’: Isiah Whitlock Jr. – who performed State Sen. R. Clayton ‘Clay’ Davis on the HBO collection – additionally shared some phrases
He continued by reflecting on their relationship and the way their chemistry on display screen translated to an actual relationship away from the digital camera.
Pierce defined: ‘He was pleased with the artist he had grow to be, asking for my recommendation lengthy after he had surpassed any incite I might have shared.All the time truthful, by no means inauthentic. The kindest of individuals. Like two mischievous children, we’d chortle & joke at any time when we’d meet. Like Baltimore years in the past.
‘THE WIRE introduced us collectively and immortalized Omar & Bunk in that “scene” on a park bench.However for us we aimed to take that second in time collectively and say one thing about Black males. Our wrestle with ourselves, internally, and one another. For me & Mike we had nothing however respect.
‘So to you, my brother Mike, there’s a small consolation that I do know, you knew how a lot we liked you.’
A legislation enforcement supply confirmed to the New York Publish that the 54-year-old he was present in his Brooklyn residence by his nephew on Monday afternoon. Williams is seen proper as a personality from the present Boardwalk Empire
‘You left us too quickly…’: Niecy Nash additionally paid tribute as she shared a gallery of snaps of them collectively
‘At this time is a f***ing horrible day’: Rosie Perez was clearly shocked by the information
Pierce concluded with a quote from American playwright Arthur Miller.
Isiah Whitlock Jr. – who performed State Sen. R. Clayton ‘Clay’ Davis – wrote: ‘One of many nicest brothers on the planet with the most important coronary heart. An incredible actor and soul. Could you RIP. God bless.’
Tray Chaney, who performed Malik ‘Poot’ Carr – posted a photograph with the star and mentioned: ‘RIP to the legend Michael Ok Williams aka one of many dopest Actors/Brother on the earth. ‘I’m off the grid for some time laborious to course of this one.’
Williams had been discovered useless of a suspected overdose inside his luxurious Brooklyn penthouse.
The 54-year-old was found unconscious in the lounge of his Williamsburg residence by his nephew on Monday afternoon, a legislation enforcement supply instructed The New York Publish.
Williams was found inside his penthouse residence, situated within the fashionable Brooklyn neighborhood of Williamsburg. The costly complicated is situated on the waterfront and options sweeping views out over to Manhattan
‘Simply noticed you bro’: Actress Eva Marcille shared this snap of her with the star
Medics rushed to the scene, however actor useless at 2:12pm.
Williams’ nephew went round to the residence complicated to check out the star, who hadn’t been heard from in a number of days.
Heroin was reportedly discovered on the star’s kitchen desk, and different drug paraphernalia was found elsewhere on within the residence.
A police supply instructed The Publish: ‘No foul play is indicated. [There was] no pressured entry, and the residence was so as.’
Williams, a five-time Emmy nominee, was greatest recognized for his position in HBO’s The Wire. He performed gay stick-up man Omar Little within the critically acclaimed collection, which ran from 2002 to 2008. President Barack Obama as soon as described The Wire as his favourite present and Omar as his favourite character.
‘An actor for the ages’: Alec Baldwin, Aisha Tyler, George Takei, Lamorne Morris, Probability The Rapper, James Gunn, and Joel McHale have been among the many others who paid tribute to the gifted star
Williams went on to star in a number of different hit collection, together with Boardwalk Empire and Lovecraft Nation – for which he’s presently nominated for an Emmy Award for Finest Supporting Actor.
The star is survived by a son named Elijah.
Niecy Nash additionally paid tribute as she shared a gallery of snaps of them along with a candy caption which learn: ‘My God Relaxation properly pal @bkbmg You we’re a lovely soul, a form spirit & a superb time… a expertise past measure.
‘Why is it all the time the nice ones, god?’: Jamie Chung, Kelly Rowland, and Olivia Munn additionally shared heartfelt messages
‘Thanks for the various instances we traded vitality and also you made me really feel like household. You left us too quickly… Praying on your family members #TheWire #WhenTheySeeUs’
Rosie Perez was clearly shocked by the information as she took to Twitter to put in writing: ‘WTF!!!! My pal simply died!!! And I get a f***ing alert to inform me?! WTF!!!
‘At this time is a f***ing horrible day! I am destroyed! #RIPowerandPeace #MichaelKWilliams @BKBMG.’
Alec Baldwin, Aisha Tyler, George Takei, Lamorne Morris, Probability The Rapper, James Gunn, and Joel McHale have been among the many others who paid tribute to the gifted star.