NEW YORK (AP) — New York City’s medical examiner says actor Michael K. Williams died of acute drug intoxication.
Williams, best known for his role on “The Wire”, was found to have heroin, fentanyl, and cocaine in the system at the time of his death in Brooklyn, Sept. 6.
Family members discovered the body of the 54-year old actor in his penthouse apartment.
At the time, police suspected that Williams had overdosed on drugs.
Williams’ death was ruled accidental by the medical examiner.
According to the Associated Press, Williams spoke about his struggle with drug addiction, which he said in a 2012 interview, was like “playing with fire.”
The role of Williams on “The Wire,” which ran six seasons on HBO, was his most well-known. It ran until 2008.
He also starred in HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire” as Chalky White from 2010 to 2014, and starred in movies “12 Years a Slave” and “Assassin’s Creed.”
Williams was nominated for an Emmy this year for supporting actor in a drama-series drama for HBO’s Lovecraft Country. He was honored in Sunday’s “In Memoriam” section.