Funeral for Michael Ok. Williams to be held Tuesday in Pennsylvania

Hollywood reacts to death of Michael K. Williams: 'An amazing actor and soul'

2021-09-15 00:53:59

A non-public funeral service might be held Tuesday in Pennsylvania for “The Wire” actor Michael Ok. Williams.

The memorial for Williams, who died final week at 54 of a suspected overdose in his Brooklyn penthouse, is about for 10 a.m. at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Cathedral in Harrisburg. About 100 mourners are anticipated to attend, Hooper Memorial House supervisor Jonathan Branam informed The Put up.

Branam stated he couldn’t disclose the place Williams might be interred. Different memorial providers for the beloved actor might be held in New York and Los Angeles at later dates, Branam stated.

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Williams, who was born and raised in East Flatbush, New York, was greatest identified for his position as Omar Little on the HBO smash hit “The Wire.”

He additionally portrayed Nineteen Twenties bootlegger Chalky White in HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire” and appeared in lots of movies all through his profession and had 5 Emmy Award nominations.

He’s survived by his mom, Paula Williams, companion Goli Samii, three brothers and two sisters.

Whereas not performing, Williams additionally served as an activist and group chief in Brooklyn and elsewhere, based on his obituary.

“Partaking immediately with native organizations, politicians, youth, and officers, Williams was a catalyst for social justice actions,” his obit reads. “Williams additionally used his celeb standing to advertise a number of causes, most notably felony justice reform, each in the US and within the Bahamas.”

Regulation enforcement sources have stated Williams was found by a relative face-down and unresponsive within the eating room of his Williamsburg penthouse with what gave the impression to be medicine on the desk on Sept. 6.

Investigators are working to establish the substance, believed to be heroin laced with fentanyl, sources stated.

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Branam informed PennLive.com that Harrisburg was a house away from dwelling for the late actor, who visited the Pennsylvania capital as typically as he may to meet up with household and pals.

“He cherished his mama,” Branam stated. “And he was a person of the group. Harrisburg embraced him as an adopted son.”

Williams’ mom as soon as took him to a rally on the Capitol in Harrisburg in 2008 when then-Sen. Barack Obama spoke and Williams met him afterward for a dialog that modified the actor’s life as he battled drug habit, based on the outlet.

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