Michael K Williams' cause of death revealed to be accidental overdose of fentanyl, heroin and cocaine

MICHAEL K. Williams died from an accidental overdose of fentanyl, heroin, p-fluorofentanyl, and cocaine, The Sun can exclusively reveal. 

The NYC Chief Medical Examiner confirmed that the beloved The Wire actor passed away on September 6 in his Brooklyn penthouse from the lethal mixture of drugs.

The official cause of death was an "acute intoxication by the combined effects of fentanyl, p-fluorofentanyl, heroin and cocaine," NYC medical examiners confirmed.

In addition, the medical examiners told The Sun that the star's death was ruled "accidental."

Earlier this month, fans and his Hollywood peers were shocked as Michael was found unresponsive at the age of 54 in his NYC penthouse from an overdose.

At the time of death, police said drug paraphernalia was found at the scene.

Last week, fans were "furious" the late Boardwalk Empire actor didn't get an award for his nomination at the 2021 Emmys.

While many people though Michael would win the Best Supporting Actor award for his role in Lovecraft Country, the honor ended up going to The Crown's Tobias Menzies.

After the category was announced, fans rushed to Twitter to slam the awards show for not giving the honor to Michael.

One fan wrote: "how did michael k williams not win …."

Another added: "#Emmys .. no.l love for the best show #LovecraftCountry … once again the #Emmys failed to recognize the great #MichaelKWilliams …. shameful!"

A third chimed in: "#Emmys2021 got it all wrong #MichaelKWilliams is always the best."

The backlash continued as a following person tweeted: "Michael K. Williams was a brilliant actor who was great on #LovecraftCountry. I really would have loved to see him take home the win."

Others compared the snub to when the late Chadwick Boseman lost out at the Oscars for his role in Ma Rainey's Black Bottom following his tragic cancer death.


One fan commented: "First Chadwick Boseman.. Now Michael K Williams. Y'all keep messing this up."

The late actor had opened up about his drug relapses and therapy battle in previous conversations.

He admitted to struggling with his tough roles in The Wire and Lovecraft Country during an interview just months before his death.

Back in February of this year, he told the Tamron Hall show: "I just started therapy and really taking that seriously and starting to unpack…

"The critic in my head and what and how that has affected my actions, my responses to certain situations, my relationships.

"It was a very new process for me."

Michael had been promoting a movie about a drug-treatment center in LA called Body Brokers when he opened up about his struggles.


Speaking of his own drug use and seeking help, he added: "Drugs and alcohol are not the problems, they’re merely symptoms of the problem.

"And once those things go away, the real work begins. Those are the things that need to be addressed.

"Those are the reasons we got high in the first place, and our inability to deal with life on life’s terms."

The beloved actor also opened up about his struggles with addiction, stemming from when The Wire ended.

He continued: "So for me, when The Wire was coming to an end, I had no legs to stand out. I had to do the work on myself and quiet the inner critic in my head.

"I went from being a shy dark-skinned kid in the hood who was corny to all of a sudden everybody be like ‘Oh I love you I love you!’

"Only it wasn’t me, they were yelling ‘Omar!’ And that was the beginning of me losing myself, of losing my identity in my work."

Michael concluded: "And that came back to haunt me drastically towards the end because I was forced to go back and look in the mirror.”

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