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The Wire actor Michael K Williams died of drug overdose, says autopsy report.


An autopsy has confirmed actor Michael K Williams, who played the shotgun-toting drug dealer Omar Little in the HBO crime drama The Wire, died of an overdose of drugs, the New York City medical examiner’s office said on Friday.

His death was accidental, Julie Bolcer, a spokeswoman for New York City’s Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, said in an email. Williams, 54, was found dead in his Brooklyn apartment on Sept. 6, and police sources said at the time that drug paraphernalia was discovered at the scene. “Acute intoxication by the combined effects of fentanyl, p-fluorofentanyl, heroin and cocaine,” was the cause of death determined by the medical examiner, Bolcer said in the email. She declined any further comment on the investigation.

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