Michael K. Williams, 'The Wire' actor and Brooklyn native, dies at age 54

Actor Michael K. Williams, who starred on the critically acclaimed HBO series “The Wire,” was found dead in his Brooklyn apartment Monday, the NYPD said. 

Williams, 54, was a Brooklyn native who grew up in the Vanderveer Estates NYCHA complex (now known as Flatbush Gardens) in East Flatbush, and attended George Westinghouse Career and Technical Education High School.

His role of Omar Little on “The Wire” was his breakthrough role.

As Little, he played a criminal with a strict moral code, known for taking advantage of a reputation for brutality that wasn’t always real.

A cigarette in his mouth, he would whistle “The Farmer in the Dell” to ominously announce

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