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Michael K. Williams, RIP


A tremendous loss of one of the best television actors in the genre’s history.

“The Wire’’ actor Michael K. Williams was found dead in his Brooklyn apartment Monday afternoon, law-enforcement sources told The Post.

Drug paraphernalia was found in the apartment, suggesting a possible overdose, sources said.

Williams, 54, was found dead in the living room of his Kent Avenue penthouse by his nephew, sources said.

The Flatbush native was famous for his role as Omar Little in the gritty TV series “The Wire’’ and as Chalky White in “Boardwalk Empire.’’

I’m sure LGM’s weird pro-heroin caucus that showed itself in comments last night will have something to say here.

Of course, Omar Little was one of the greatest characters in the history of film or television. I always felt Boardwalk Empire could have done more with Chalky White, but that was a great character too. And of course, Williams was in lots of other great roles.

Damn it.

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