American actor Michael Kenneth Williams better known as Michael K. Williams had a prominent scar on his face that earned him some roles in music videos and movies.
The late actor died on September 6, 2021, at the age of 54.
His body was discovered in his Williamsburg, Brooklyn penthouse by his nephew. According to investigators, they found drug paraphernalia next to his body but no official cause of death has been determined yet.
Williams had a large facial scar he received in a bar fight on Jamaica Avenue, New York City, on his 25th birthday. He was cut in the face by a razor blade and the scar would spur him on to score roles in music videos and movies as a thug. He got other modeling shots from his scar as he worked with several famous photographers.
He scored his first shot at fame when he was unearthed by Hip hop legend, Tupac Shakur and was cast as High Top, the brother and henchman to Shakur’s drug kingpin Tank, in the 1996 film Bullet. He played the character, Omar Little on the HBO drama series The Wire and Albert “Chalky” White on the HBO series Boardwalk Empire.
His death caused a shockwave in the industry as fans flocked to social media to offer their condolences. Below are some reactions.
@danielwjones_ – One of the most incredible actors I’ve ever watched…RIP Michael Williams
@Dpriemerone – Damn…RIP Michael Williams. Incredible actor playing some legendary roles
@CM_RubenWills – Rest In Power King you were definitely one of the best to do it on camera (Omar’s coming )and in real life Michael Williams you will be remembered
@MknightSolomon – “I mean don’t get it twisted, I do some dirt too. But I ain’t never put my gun on nobody who wasn’t in The Game.”
Rest in Power Michael Williams