Michael K. Williams, who was best known for his portrayal of Omar Little on HBO’s The Wire, was found dead at his Brooklyn home on Monday (Sept. 6). He was 54.
Not long after news of his death broke, musicians started paying tribute to the Emmy-nominated actor, who is up for this year’s supporting actor award for his portrayal of Montrose Freeman on HBO’s Lovecraft Country.
“A beautiful soul, a beautiful person, I’ll miss you always,” Mariah Carey captioned a mini gallery on Instagram of the two smiling and having a good time together. “Thank you for blessing us with your talent.”
“Until we meet again black man. May out ancestors welcome u with a ‘Job Well Done,'” Run the Jewels’ Killer Mike shared in a series of Instagram photos from a sit-down the two had. “I appreciate the love and respect shown and the words we shared. Having built a relationship. We talked infrequent but always honest and encouraging. … This although a day of mourning will be a love and hope filled one because having known you I know I have been made better.”
Said Anderson .Paak simply on his Instagram Stories, “Legends never die. Rest easy @bkbmg.” Singer and This Is Us star Mandy Moore also honored the late star on her Instagram Stories, writing, “Just an absolute genius. What an unbelievable loss.”
See how other musicians are remembering celebrated actor Michael K. Williams: