Michael K. Burns, of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Williams’ funeral took place on Tuesday, and Journey Smollett says she has been working on the sad stages since the death of her “Lovecraft Country” co-star.
Williams was found dead in his Brooklyn penthouse apartment on September 7, the New York City Police Department confirmed. His death is being investigated as a drug overdose, police told The Associated Press.
The actor was honored this week at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Cathedral, which streamed the show on Facebook. He was remembered as “the most respected and acclaimed actor on television” who “brought the characters to life, often with surprising tenderness”.
Williams is best known for his role as Omar Little in “The Wire” from 2002 to 2008. He has appeared in several HBO series, including “Boardwalk Empire”, “The Night of” and most recently, “Lovecraft Country”. , ”In which he was nominated for an Emmy for the role of Montrose Freeman.
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Smollett, who plays Letitia “Letty” Lewis in “Lovecraft Country”, paid tribute to Williams a few hours after Williams’ funeral. She wrote about the stages of grief and how she denied Williams had died before.
“When @jakesmollett calls to tell me, my brain says ‘That’s not true, let me call Michael.’ And I called him. I called him repeatedly until my brain stopped. He was gone. I couldn’t breathe, “she wrote.
She shared that the 54-year-old star should be up for the upcoming Emmys on Sunday.
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“He had to see how big the hunter was. We danced, celebrated, wept. Instead our brother was buried today. I still don’t understand.”
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Smollett described the first scene they shot together, the death of Uncle George in Episode 2, which caused him to have a “trans-physical connection.”
“After finishing the scene, Courtney (B. Vance) came, Jonathan (Majors), Michael and I cried in each other’s arms as a child … No, such a familiar, profound father’s grief-stricken sons and daughter. We were three musketeers afterwards. He wrote.
She finished her post: “You are finally free, dancing somewhere, feeling strong. I am comforted when the angels show you how to get it.”
Taraji P. Many other celebrities, including Henson, Riz Ahmed, Nisi Nash, Aaron Paul, and Tamron Hall, paid tribute to Williams after his death.
“You have embraced this world with a loving heart and a gentle laugh,” said the 2016 crime thriller “Triple 9.” Written by Williams’ co-star Paul. “Everybody you know says that you lifted them up so easily and gracefully and they got to be a better person by simply getting to know you.”
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Contributors: Pamela Avila, Kim Willis