Actor Michael K. Williams' Cause of Death Ruled a Drug Overdose

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Actor Michael K. Williams died of an accidental drug overdose, the New York City medical examiner's office announced. The 54-year-old star of ``The Wire'' -- who was an Emmy nominee this year for his work on ``Lovecraft Country'' -- died of acute intoxication from a lethal mix of fentanyl, p-fluorofentanyl, heroin and cocaine, the New York CityOffice of Chief Medical Examiner confirmed in a statement to media outlets Friday.

The death was ruled accidental. The medical examiner declined ton comment further. Williams, 54, was found dead in his Brooklyn penthouse on Sept. 6. A five-time Emmy nominee. Williams also appeared on HBO's ``Boardwalk Empire,'' had been open in recent years about his struggles with drug addiction.

 He was nominated for an Emmy this year in the Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series category for his work in ``Lovecraft Country,'' but the award went to Tobias Menzies in ``The Crown.''  Williams was the brother of Compton City Councilwoman Michelle Chambers. She released a statement on Tuesday saying, "Our family has been shaken to the core (at) the loss of our Mike ... I will miss my brother, but I know he will continue to watch over me and our family in heaven as he did on earth."

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