(ANSA) - NEW YORK, SEPTEMBER 24 - It was an overdose of drugs and drugs that killed the American actor Michael K. Williams, "Omar" of the cult series "The Wire", found dead in his New York home on the 6th last September.
According to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, which defined the death as "accidental", the death of Michael K.
Williams is attributable to an "acute poisoning due to the combined effects of fentanyl (a potent opioid), of p-fluorofentanyl, of heroin and cocaine ".
The 54-year-old actor was found lifeless in his Brooklyn apartment.
In an interview with American radio NPR in 2016 he told of his fight against drug addiction while filming "The Wire".
He had been nominated five times at the Emmy Awards.
Last time in 2021 for his role in the "Lovecraft Country" series.