A great life that Michael Kenneth Williams lived, he will be remembered

We take a look at the life of Michael Kenneth Williams and remember him fondly



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The well-known actor Michael Kenneth Williams passed away on 6 September at his home in the city of Williamsburg, USA  at the age of 54. Born in Brooklyn on 22 November 1966 to Nassau and Booker T. Williams, the Inherent Vice actor spend his whole life in the hood till his unfortunate demise. The reason for his passing away is not know as yet, but the police are yet ruled out drug overdose as one of the causes as it discovered drug Paraphernalia from the house.

The beginning of his journey

He went to the George Westinghouse Career and Technical Education High School and later worked in Pfizer Pharmaceuticals as a temporary employee. With his eagerness to be a dancer, however, he soon quit his job and studies, mostly also for being totally inspired by Janet Jackson’s Rhythm Nation 1814. The rest was a history of a successful career in the making. Starting as a background dancer for the singer Kym Sims, he also worked with George Michael and Madonna and took up choreography and modeling as well with big names in his work Crystal Waters in 1994 and 100% Pure Love.

The many accolades

Winning accolades from even the former President of United States Barack Obama, Michael Kenneth Williams starred in many HBO productions, namely The Wire where he acted in the famous role of Omar Little, Boardwalk Empire, and Bessie. He supported many well-known actors in the side role in movies and TV series like The Road, Inherent Vice, The Night Of, Gone Baby Gone, 12 years a slave, When we rise, When they see us, Hap and Leonard.

Undeterred by the scar on his face, which he acquired in a fight at a bar in New York, he managed many a convincing role as a villain, making the anomaly into an opportunity. He was also noted to be socially conscious with his joining of American Civil Liberties Union as a brand ambassador to give support to smart justice.

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