'The Wire' creator David Simon said he believes an elderly man charged in actor Michael K. Williams' overdose death deserves leniency and mercy because of his age. Is he right?

A new autopsy report revealed that Memphis rapper Gangsta Boo is the latest in a growing list of notable Black people who died from a drug overdose.

The drug dealer that sold fentanyl-laced heroin to Michael K. Williams pleaded guilty to multiple drug charges.

Several "drug crew" members have been arrested for allegedly selling the deadly batch of fentanyl-laced heroin from which actor Michael K. Williams overdosed. The feds credit video surveillance footage of the drug deal to help arrest four men.

Actor Michael K. Williams' death, which was ruled an accident, was caused by the lethal combination of fentanyl, p-fluorofentanyl, heroin and cocaine, the New York City Medical Examiner's Office confirmed.

Celebrity News

Compton Councilwoman Michelle Chambers relayed a simple message in response to her brother Michael K. Williams's passing.


As we continue to mourn the shocking and heartbreaking death of actor Michael K. Williams, we're reminded of the mental, emotional and physical toll being immersed in a character can take on a dedicated actor.


Actor Michael K. Williams, best known for his role on HBO’s The Wire and Lovecraft Country, was found dead in his home. He was 54 years old. Take a look back at his brilliant portrayal of Omar Little, The Boogeyman of Baltimore.

Rapper 50 Cent did nothing to help his reputation of being an insensitive opportunist when he reacted to the news that actor Michael K. Williams died by using his death to help bring attention to the latest episode of his TV show, "Raising Kanan."

Michael K. Williams, the veteran actor who rose to fame playing the role of Omar Little, a hitman for hire in the award-winning drama, "The Wire," has reportedly died at the age of 54.

Good News

Actor Michael K. Williams and the nonprofit NYC Together are helping at-risk youth secure summer jobs.

Omar’s coming! Michael K. Williams, the scar-faced character actor best known for playing street-smart hardmen like Chalky White in Broadwalk Empire and Omar Little in The Wire, has been cast to star as Ol’ Dirty Bastard in a new biopic of the late rapper’s life. SEE ALSO: Faces Of Obama’s Health Care Reform According to […]