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, New York penthouse from the lethal mixture of drugs.
Earlier this month, Michael was found unresponsive in his penthouse from a suspected drug overdose earlier this month.
At the time of death, police said drug paraphernalia was found at the scene.
The late actor, who was 54 at the time of his passing, had opened up about his drug relapses and therapy battle.
He admitted to struggling with The Wire and Lovecraft Country roles in an interview just months before his death.
Back in February, 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.”
Williams 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.