There has been an outpouring of love and support from the Hip Hop community following the tragic death of beloved actor Michael K. Williams. MKW passed away on Monday (September 6) at 54 years old when he was found in his Brooklyn penthouse dead from a suspected drug overdose.
Plenty of tributes have made their way to social media with artists sharing their unique experiences with the Brooklyn native and appreciations for The Wire actor.
Heartfelt posts have been made within the last day honoring the late Brooklyn native by the likes of Kid Cudi, Busta Rhymes, Mariah Carey, T.I., Swizz Beatz, Killer Mike, Ice-T, Chuck D, LL Cool J, Idris Elba, Stretch Armstrong, Angie Martinez, Miguel, Skyzoo, DJ Paul, Mickey Factz, Ebro Darden and more.
“One of the realest cats Ive ever met in this business,” Kid Cudi wrote. “Showed me so much love and embraced me from jump. An absolute hero to me and many. Look at all this love for u bro!! U will be missed like crazy man. Rest sweet w the angels Mike.”
One of the realest cats Ive ever met in this business. Showed me so much love and embraced me from jump. An absolute hero to me and many. Look at all this love for u bro!! U will be missed like crazy man. Rest sweet w the angels Mike. ??❤️ pic.twitter.com/gYlYYahVZB
— The Chosen One : I ? YOU FRESHIE 4EVER (@KidCudi) September 7, 2021
Michael K. Williams is currently nominated for an Emmy Award for his role in Lovecraft Country. In addition to starring in The Wire, he also flourished in movies and television shows such as Boardwalk Empire, 12 Years A Slave, The Gambler, Law & Order and more.
Find all of the tribute posts mourning the loss of Michael K. Williams below.
Many of us in the NYC club community knew Michael K from clubbing. When his star rose as one of his generation’s most compelling actors, we all felt like we won. And even as his star continued to rise, he remained the same guy so many of us met on the dance floor.
— Stretch Armstrong (@StretchArmy) September 6, 2021
Huge loss. He wasn’t Omar OR Chaulky to our community here. He was Mike. Hip hop head. Incredible actor. Great soul. You will be missed. pic.twitter.com/HqVc00GecV
— Statik Selektah (@StatikSelekt) September 6, 2021