‘The Wire’ star Michael K. Williams’ death caused by accidental overdose

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New York (AFP) – US actor Michael K. Williams, who starred as Omar Little in the widely acclaimed television series “The Wire,” died of an accidental drug overdose, authorities said Friday. The 54-year-old, who played the iconic Baltimore stick-up man in the groundbreaking show, was found dead earlier this month in his apartment in New York. The New York City Office of Chief Medical Examiner said in a statement that the cause of Williams’ death was “acute intoxication by the combined effects of fentanyl, p-fluorofentanyl, heroin and cocaine.” The death was an accident, according to officials. …

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