RIP Michael K. Williams

Discussion in 'TV & Media' started by Enterprise is Great, Sep 6, 2021.

  1. Enterprise is Great

    Enterprise is Great Vice Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2004
    Location:
    The Island
  2. Captaindemotion

    Captaindemotion Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    May 26, 2001
    Location:
    Ireland
    That really sucks. In the amazing ensemble cast that was The Wire, he was one of the most memorable performers, absolutely inhabiting the role of Omar and making him an all-time great. And he was brilliant in everything he did. Taken far too young.
     
    Evil Headhunter likes this.
  3. Ghost of Tuvix

    Ghost of Tuvix Haunting Janeway's Dreams Moderator

    Joined:
    Jul 5, 2004
    Location:
    Locutus of Bored
    A fantastic actor with so many memorable roles on quality shows and films like The Wire, Lovecraft Country, Community, Hap & Leonard, The Night Of, When They See Us, Boardwalk Empire, Community, 12 Years a Slave and more. Taken way too young. Rest in peace.

    [​IMG]
     
  4. Evil Headhunter

    Evil Headhunter Scarecrow Keeper Premium Member

    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2000
    Location:
    Scratchman's Land
    This really breaks my heart. I loved everything he did, but especially The Wire and Boardwalk Empire.

    Gone too soon.

    Rest in peace, Michael. :(
     
  5. antichristhill

    antichristhill The Blooness Premium Member

    Joined:
    Feb 7, 2006
    Location:
    auntiehill
    Saw this on the news tonight. How very sad! He was great in Lovecraft Country and 12 Years a Slave.
     
  6. CountDarcula70

    CountDarcula70 Vice Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Jul 12, 2001
    Location:
    Dar70
    Very sad..
    Havent seen the wire yet....but he was great in Hap and Leonard...
     
  7. Evil Headhunter

    Evil Headhunter Scarecrow Keeper Premium Member

    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2000
    Location:
    Scratchman's Land
    Then you're in for a treat! Omar Little lives up to the hype.
     
    CountDarcula70 likes this.
  8. gazomg

    gazomg Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Joined:
    Apr 13, 2010
    Location:
    In your Head
    obviously best remembered for the wire, but Hap & Leonard a seriously under rated fantastic show.

    A trek pic of him...the wire was also the name of a DS9 episode

    https://www.imagebam.com/view/ME2SGJQ
     
    Evil Headhunter likes this.
  9. gblews

    gblews Vice Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Apr 13, 2004
    Location:
    So. Cal.
    Michael was extraordinary as Omar, but he was even better in Lovecraft Country. He was an amazing acting talent, a combination sensitivity, menace, intensity, and intelligence. His story so much reminds me of DMX, and ironically, I thought that Michael might have been perfect to play X, if it had been done a decade ago.

    At just 54: he could have done so much more. As someone on Twitter said, tell heaven, “Omar coming” RIP.
     
  10. Dr. Kravaal

    Dr. Kravaal Vice Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2010
    Location:
    publiusr
    That’s my age.
    40 is the old age of youth
    50 is the youth of old age
     
  11. Owain Taggart

    Owain Taggart Vice Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Nov 30, 2009
    Location:
    Northern Ontario, Canada
    He was one of my favourite parts of Boardwalk Empire.
     
    Dr. Kravaal and Evil Headhunter like this.