The Wire’s Wendell Pierce Remembers Michael K. Williams W/ Compassionate Memories –

Hollywood actor Wendell Pierce knows the world lost a true icon in Michael K. Williams‘ passing. The veteran entertainer has stepped up to reflect on his former “The Wire” co-star and what impact he had on the industry.

Over the past few hours, Pierce has lit up Twitter with heartfelt posts. From throwback interviews to snapshots of them on “The Wire,” Wendell poured his heart out over Williams.

“From my heart, years ago. I said it then, and it must be said now……

The rap game is also hurting right now. Everyone from 50 Cent and Royce Da 5’9 to Terror Squad leader Fat Joe have stepped up to remember Williams.

Since Monday, social media has erupted with remembrances of Williams. Most people acknowledged how much of a solid person he was and couldn’t believe the 54-year-old had left the world.

“Damn 😢 @bkbmg you had so much more life in you. Look at you always smiling and bringing good energy. Its a Sad day, you will be truly Missed my brotha. Rest in Peace to the legend Michael Williams 💔🙏” -Fat Joe

Following the shocking reports, Williams’ representative has come forward to speak out on behalf of his family.

“It is with deep sorrow that the family announces the passing of Emmy nominated actor Michael Kenneth Williams. They ask for your privacy while grieving this insurmountable loss,” his longtime rep, Marianna Shafran of Shafran PR, said. (THR)

According to reports, Williams was pronounced dead this afternoon in his New York City home. While details are still coming together, reports claim an overdose might have ultimately taken his life.

The Wire’’ actor Michael K. Williams was found dead of a suspected heroin overdose in his Brooklyn penthouse Monday afternoon, law-enforcement sources told The Post. Williams, 54, was discovered unconscious in the dining room of his luxury Williamsburg pad with what appeared to be heroin on the kitchen table, sources said. (New York Post)

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