Micheal K Williams RIP.

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  1. Scott Baxendale

    Scott Baxendale Senior Stratmaster Gold Supporting Member

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    Omar is gone. This is very sad and it looks to be an OD as the cause. This one breaks my heart. He was a brilliant artist! 102AC215-EDF6-463E-B0DA-31CE5CBF6391.jpeg
     
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    Damn
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    Too easy to do....
    Damn
     
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    Oh man he was a great actor, every role he did he did it will style. Omar and Chalky White will live forever. RIP
     
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    This is terrible and sad.

    He plays the best characters on the best shows.

    I saw that on an interview on NPR he said his character Omar Little was "close to home". It would be tough to come up and out of an environment like that without some experience soothing those demons with substances.
     
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    You just don't mess with Mr. White.

     
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    Very sad. One of his best scenes.
     
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    Sad news.
    R.I.P. Mr.Williams
     
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    Damn, what a shame. Love Chalky White.

    R.I.P. :(
     
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    That’s sad. Boardwalk empire was great. R.I.P.
     
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    Now I see that scene slightly different know that the judge is played by the dad from Sneaky Pete.

    I think this Omar scene preceded the aforementioned

     
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    I loved Boardwalk and The Wire. Both said things about the American Way of Prohibition that were uncomfortable to hear, especially The Wire. I'm very saddened by Mr. Williams death. I'll be watching to see what comes out about its circumstances.



    JAMES
     
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    Damnit man.

    Rest in Peace, Brother.
     
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    Greatest donning of a tie in tv history.
     
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    Damn. Pretty much confirmed it was a heroin OD. They found heroin on the dining room table.


    Addiction takes another.


    I hope he can find the peace in death that he couldn't find in life.
     
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    My son-in-law and I were just talking about him this evening, and he informed me that he had died. I never saw the wire but I liked chalky on boardwalk empire.

    What a shame.

    RIP
     
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    Wow. He was encouraged to get into acting by Tupac Shakur. Michael started out as a backup dancer for Madonna and Digital Underground, who Tupac was with. And he and Tupac became friends and Tupac pushed him to start acting. Wow. I had no idea. Tupac touched A LOT of lives in his short time on this earth.
     
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    Powerful actor. RIP.
     
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    The Spoils of Babylon was another great show he was in. So was Hap & Leonard.
     
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    I know him from Battlefield 4.

    RIP.
     
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