The Lovecraft Country and The Wire actor was just 54 at the time of his death and there is no foul play believed to be involved. It has been reported that a drug overdose is the suspected cause of death, though nothing has been confirmed.
Many celebs have already spoke out on Twitter with tributes for Michael, who has given us so many memorable performances over the years.
Michael is nominated for an Emmy for Lovecraft Country at next week’s 2021 Emmy Awards and he is a frontrunner to win the award, which would mark his first win.
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Ugh this one hurts 💔💔💔 Michael K Williams was one of the best to ever do it. And was a really warm, sweet man the few times I had the pleasure of meeting him. #RIPMichaelKWilliams
— Nathalie Emmanuel (@missnemmanuel) September 6, 2021
Truly gutted on hearing the passing of Michael K. Williams. A tremendous actor.
— Colman Domingo (@colmandomingo) September 6, 2021
Michael K Williams was a magnificent Artist. We have lost an important storyteller way to soon. My heart is with all who loved him. #RIP
— Debra Messing✍🏻 (@DebraMessing) September 6, 2021
Oh my God. This year can go straight to hell. He was just the best…. I always loved being around him. Ugh…. Rest easy. I can’t even…. https://t.co/0h5wuQ0LDS
— Tracie Thoms (@traciethoms) September 6, 2021
Michael K Williams y’all! Damn. 💔
— Vaxxed AF! #TeamPfizer Poor Kid Chasing Dreams. (@DaveBautista) September 6, 2021
Heartbroken to learn of Michael’s passing. It was an honor to have had the opportunity to work with such a talented artist and human being. A true force of nature. Rest In Power, my friend. https://t.co/19Gp0yKvsa via @variety
— Dustin Lance Black (@DLanceBlack) September 6, 2021
I’m sorry, I may have been mistaken about his being gay; I thought I had read an interview with him a while ago in which he talked about that. But I seem to have conflated him with Omar, the character he brilliantly played on The Wire.
— Anthony Rapp SAG-AFTRA National & NY Board Member (@albinokid) September 6, 2021
I legitimately gasped when I read the news. The dude was one of the best. Absolutely loved his work. This kills me.
— Nick Wechsler (@Nick_Wechsler) September 6, 2021
This is utterly devastating. Sweet Michael. You were one of the greatest actors ever. Rest In Peace. ‘The Wire’ actor Michael K. Williams found dead in NYC apartment https://t.co/zTBtSvyveH via @nypmetro
— Patricia Arquette (@PattyArquette) September 6, 2021
He used his remarkable gift to bring stories to life. He mastered his craft, and used his art to break down barriers. Many of us came to know him as Omar. To his family, I pray peace and comfort during this devastating time.
Michael K. Williams, rest in strength.🙏🏾
— Charles Booker (@Booker4KY) September 6, 2021
RIP Michael K Williams. One of the GOATs.
— Jack Falahee (@RestingPlatypus) September 6, 2021
I deleted my post about Michael K. Williams because it included a link to the NY post & I hate them.
But he was always the best thing in every incredible project was in.
Gone way too soon.
— kristen johnston (@thekjohnston) September 6, 2021
Michael K. Williams 🕊was one of my favorite actors. The detail, truths, and heart his performances embody is immense. So sad to learn of his passing.
Rest in power Michael K. Williams. https://t.co/FKavkPLWbK
— Piper Perabo she/her (@PiperPerabo) September 6, 2021
Yo, if you have a problem w/ depression, addiction, crisis of faith. Whatever it is. Please talk to somebody. Please consider help, even if it’s uncomfortable.
I will forever love the work of Michael K. Williams. I sincerely hope he’s at peace w/ the loved ones who came before.
— Paul Walter Hauser (@PaulWHauser) September 6, 2021
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’ve ever met. This is heartbreaking. My thoughts are with all those who loved him. ❤️
— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) September 6, 2021