Born and raised in Brooklyn, Williams was thrusted into the limelight for his portrayal of Omar Little on HBO's The Wire.
According to police, Williams' death is being investigated as a drug overdose.
Amid the passing of Williams, his impact on the entertainment industry is far and wide. Many stars and organizations are offering tributes to the star on social media.
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Our thoughts and prayers are with Williams' family and friends during this time.