Michael K. Williams, star of ‘The Wire ‘ Who Played Omar Was Found Dead Today

(TIML NEWS) Micheal Williams, who played Omar Little in The Wire and Chalky White in “Boardwalk Empire,” has died. He was 54.

The actor was found dead Monday afternoon in his Brooklyn apartment, the New York City Police Department confirmed to USA TODAY. 

Williams appeared on many HBO series, including “The Wire,” “Boardwalk Empire,” “The Night Of” and most recently, “Lovecraft Country.”

The actor’s films included “Inherent Vice,” “12 Years a Slave,” “Gone Baby Gone” and “The Road.”

Throughout his career, Williams received five Emmy nominations, four of them for outstanding supporting actor.