Actor Michael K. Williams, who died on Monday, shared in his final Instagram post a video featuring comic Tracy Morgan.
Morgan talks about happiness in the video and also says “don’t cry for me.”
Williams was found dead in his Brooklyn, N.Y., apartment by law enforcement officials. The “Boardwalk Empire” and “The Wire” actor was 54 years old.
Take a look at this Instagram post from his account.
Michael K. Williams added this to the post: “I Love u brother!!! @tracymorgan #realOG”.
Tracy Morgan Suffered Life-Threatening Injuries In Accident
Tracy Morgan went through his own trials and setbacks after his car was struck by a Walmart tractor-trailer. He suffered life-threatening injuries to his leg, face, and ribs.
As a result, Morgan underwent surgery for his injuries after the 2014 accident. The friend and collaborator of Tracy Morgan, James McNair, was killed in the accident.
This news, obviously, has stunned many people. No word from Tracy Morgan as of Monday night regarding the death of Michael K. Williams.
Many actors and even musicians have posted their remembrances of Williams. For instance, former “NCIS” star Pauley Perrette, actors Edward Norton and Mark Wahlberg, and musician Jason Isbell shared their thoughts on social media.
In addition, officials reportedly found heroin on the dinner table at Williams’ apartment.
The New York Post also reported on Monday that his body was found in the living room. In other words, it’s suspected that Williams died from a drug overdose.
Michael K. Williams Talked About Struggles With Drug Addiction
Michael K. Williams had talked openly about his struggles with drug addiction. The Post reported that sources said he was pronounced dead at 2:12 p.m. Eastern on Monday. It is unclear, according to the Post, how long he may have been dead.
Firstly, a police source told the paper, “No foul play indicated. No forced entry, the apartment was in order.”
Secondly, Williams, in a 2015 interview with the Guardian, said, “I use my job to engage empathy and compassion for people society might stereotype or ostracize.
“No one wakes up and says, ‘I’m going to become a drug dealer’ or ‘I’m going to become a stick-up kid,'” he said. “No. There is a series of events that makes them feel this is the only way out. As a black man growing up in the ‘hood, I bear witness to some of those events.”
Finally, actors and musicians have been paying tribute to Williams on Monday afternoon. LL Cool J, who stars on the CBS crime drama “NCIS: Los Angeles,” posted one on his Instagram account. You can go here and visit that account as LL Cool J put a photo of Williams up.