The Wire actor Michael K Williams found dead in New York apartment

Michael K Williams, the actor who played Omar Little in the HBO series The Wire, has been found dead in his New York apartment, police say.

A New York Police Department spokesman said the 54-year-old was found dead in his Brooklyn apartment after emergency phone call was made to police about 2pm on Monday, local time.

Michael K Williams has been found dead in his New York apartment.

NBC News New York reported that Williams died of a possible drug overdose.

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