On Monday, September 6, beloved Hollywood star Michael K Williams was found dead in his NYC apartment. While many are mourning the actor’s death, some are keen to learn about his net worth.
A report in The Sun reveals that the actor was discovered by his nephew, face down in his Brooklyn Penthouse. While Michael’s cause of death remains unconfirmed so far, the report mentions that the 54-year-old actor was found surrounded by illegal drug paraphernalia.
What is Michael K Williams’ net worth?
- Michael was worth approximately $5 million.
The actor, who was famous for his portrayal of Omar on The Wire, amassed a great amount of his fortune from his acting career.
Aside from The Wire, he also appeared in Boardwalk Empire. Some of his other film and TV appearances include starring in The Road, Inherent Vice, When We Rise, When They See Us, The Night Of, Gone Baby Gone and 12 Years a Slave.
Born in Brooklyn, to a Bahamian mother and Booker T. Williams, an American father, the actor attended George Westinghouse Career and Technical Education High School. At the beginning of his career, he worked for Pfizer pharmaceuticals as a temp but soon quit his job and school to pursue a career in dancing against his family’s wishes.
Cause of Michael’s death explored
NYPD deputies revealed to The Sun on Monday, that “Michael was found dead by a relative around 2 pm today at his Kent Avenue apartment in Brooklyn.” He was alone in his penthouse when his nephew found him.
Another report in NY Post reveals that aside from the drug paraphernalia, heroin was also found in the apartment, suggesting a possible overdose as the actor’s cause of death. However, an official confirmation about the cause hasn’t been released just yet.
Another one of Michael’s nephews paid tribute to the star in an emotional video captured outside of the actor’s home. The grief-stricken family member said: “He was very positive, he loved Brooklyn and always did positive things for his community. He always gave back and did stuff for the kids.”
Tributes for the late actor explored
Mariah Carey, Rex Chapman, Edward Norton, Isiah Whitlock Jr, Stephen King and more paid tributes to the late actor.