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Michael K. Williams' Cause Of Death Was An Accidental Overdose, Coroner Says

 


The Wire" and "Boardwalk Empire" actor died from an accidental overdose of fentanyl-laced heroin and cocaine, the New York City Office of Chief Medical Examiner confirmed in a statement


The Emmy-nominated actor was found dead Sept. 6 in his Brooklyn penthouse apartment, according to the New York City Police Department. He was 54.


Williams was laid to rest in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania,on Sept. 16 during a service at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Cathedral. He was remembered as "one of television's most respected and acclaimed actors" who brought "characters to life, often with surprising tenderness."


Emotional tributes poured in from his industry peers, including a touching Emmys night speech from Kerry Washington and a heartbreaking post on social media from his ”Lovecraft Country” co- star Jurnee Smollett, who said she is working through the stages of grief following his death.