Gbenga Akinnagbe is reflecting on his late 와이어 코스타 마이클 K. 윌리엄스.
윌리엄스 사망 한 Monday at age 54. “가족이 에미상 후보에 오른 배우 Michael Kenneth Williams의 별세를 발표하는 것은 깊은 슬픔과 함께,” his rep told PEOPLE. “그들은 이 극복할 수 없는 손실을 애도하면서 당신의 사생활을 요구합니다.”
화요일에, Akinnagbe, 42, appeared on the 사람들은 매일 podcast and paid tribute to Williams’ legacy.
“He was just a huge, genuine heart — a bleeding heart — and then it was easy to love,” 그는 말했다. “He believed in helping others and helping others help themselves. He was constantly talking about different non-profits he was trying to support or start, different folks he was helping to shelter. He was always doing things for other people.”
Akinnagbe also shared that making 와이어 “bonded” the two actors together. The acclaimed HBO series, 에서 방영된 2002 ~을 통해 2008, focused on the narcotics scene in Baltimore from the perspective of both the law enforcement officers and the drug users and dealers.
“We went through something beautiful and difficult, which was the making of that show together when nobody was paying attention to it,” Akinnagbe said. “We made that show and showed up when no one was paying attention. We did it for us, we did it for Baltimore, did it for the stories we were trying to tell. That bonded us, and Michael got that.”
에서 가장 큰 이야기를 얻고 싶어 사람들 평일마다? 새로운 팟캐스트 구독, 사람들은 매일, 필수적인 유명인을 얻기 위해, 월요일부터 금요일까지 엔터테인먼트 및 인간 관심 뉴스.
He said he’s “still in shock” about Williams’ 죽음, 그가 추가 “not sure” how he died.
Williams was found dead on Monday afternoon at around 2 오후. in his Brooklyn penthouse apartment, NYPD 소식통은 PEOPLE에 말했습니다.. His nephew discovered his body in the living room.
관련 갤러리: 마이클 K. 사진에서 윌리엄스 경력
Although his cause of death has not yet been determined, drug paraphernalia was found in the apartment, 에 따르면 뉴욕 포스트. A separate law enforcement source told PEOPLE that Williams died of a suspected overdose and that officials believe he may have had heroin laced with fentanyl.
“We knew that he struggled with addiction. Addiction is such a beast, it is such a beast, and it affects people with different socioeconomic backgrounds, just different races, and so on,” Akinnagbe said.
“That man’s lived so many lives,” he later added. “I’m more sad for us than him because he had such a full beautiful life. 내 말은, there were ups and downs definitely, but that man, he tasted life. I respected that and I learned from that. There wasn’t anything that he felt like he couldn’t try or do. He was game to seize it. 내 말은, this is more a loss for us than him. He had a beautiful life.”