Michael K. Williams

Friends, Advocates, Leaders and Loved Ones We Lost in 2021

Hank Aaron Virgil Abloh Michelle Avan Jacqueline Avant Dr. Gwen Ball Elgin Baylor Lillian Benbow Jackson Ronald Edward Bishop Melvin (Coach Mel) Bright Dr. James V. Brown John Chamey Rev. Dr. Ollie Collins, Jr. Sam “Bam” Cunningham Gregory Anthony Daniel Jr. Hon. Saundra Davis Linda Dent (721 President) Earl “DMX”Simmons Lottie Douglas Suzanne Douglas Rev. Dr. Solomon Drake Lee Elder Emily Fennell Delores Hickambottom Marcia Hogan Charlotte Ann Jackson-Walton Evette Lawson Biz Markie Frank McRae Rep. Carrie Meeks (Ret.) Jovita Moore Rev. Reginald Moore Hon. Willard Murray Dove Savage Pinkney Colin Powell Apostle Frederick Price Charlie Robinson Ernest Roberts Roshawn

Actor Michael K. Williams’ Cause of Death Ruled a Drug Overdose

The 54-year-old star of  “The Wire” — who was an Emmy nominee this year for his work on “Lovecraft Country” — died of acute intoxication from a lethal mix of fentanyl, p-fluorofentanyl, heroin and cocaine, the New York City Office of Chief Medical Examiner confirmed in a statement to media outlets Friday.

Michael K. Williams (1966-2021) Rest in Power

“Our family has been shaken to the core of the loss of our Mike. Thank you to everyone who contacted us, flooded us with love, and more importantly, prayers. I will miss my brother, my best friend and birthday partner in this realm, but I know he will continue to watch over me and our family in heaven as he did on earth,” Michelle Chambers, Williams’ sister, said in a statement.

Che “Rhymefest” Smith—A Man With a Mission

In 2015, I interviewed Grammy and Oscar-winning artist Che “Rhymefest” Smith about “In My Father’s House”—a heart -wrenching documentary about his search to find his estranged father.  What he uncovered shocked him to his core. His father had been living on the streets and in and out of homeless shelters for years,  fighting alcoholism, just miles away from him the entire time.