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Kerry Washington Paid Tribute to Michael K. Williams During Her 2021 Emmys Speech



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In her speech at the 73rd Emmy Awards, Kerry Washington paid tribute to Michael K. Williams. Williams passed away at the age of 54 earlier this month.

“The nominees for this next award astounded us with each of their uniquely remarkable, memorable performances this past year. But I’d like to take a moment to mention one nominee, in particular, Michael K Williams. Michael was—so crazy to say, was—a brilliantly talented actor and a generous human being who has left us far too soon. Michael, your excellence and artistry will endure. We love you.”

Kerry Washington Paid Tributes to Michael K. Williams During Her 2021 Emmys Speech

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Michael K. Williams is an actor who played Omar Little in The Wire and Albert “Chalky” White in Boardwalk Empire. Williams was also nominated as a supporting actor in the drama category for his role as Montrose Freeman in HBO’s Lovecraft Country.

Before Sunday night’s ceremony, tributes poured in from Ava DuVernay, Niecy Nash, The Wire creator David Simon, Wendell Pierce, and Riz Ahmed. 

Williams was found dead in an NYC apartment on September 6th. Investigators found heroin on the death scene, and an overdose might be the possible cause of death. Williams planned to go to the Emmys this year.

According to a police source of the New York Post, “No foul play indicated” at the scene of the death. “No forced entry; the apartment was in order.”

FMHipHop sends condolences to Williams’ family.

Written by Nikita Serdiuk | IG: @nikitasrdk | Twitter: @nktserdiuk

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