Michael K. Williams passed away earlier this month due to “acute intoxication by the combined effects of fentanyl, p-fluorofentanyl, heroin and cocaine,” the NYC Office of Chief Medical Examiner said Friday.
The ruling comes after the five time Emmy-nominated actor was found unresponsive in his Brooklyn home by his nephew. He was pronounced dead on the scene.
A New York Police Department detective told Deadline at the time that Williams “was discovered deceased in an apartment located at 440 Kent Avenue today around 1400 hours. It’s an ongoing investigation and the medical examiner will determine the cause of death.”
Michael K. Williams’ death sent shockwaves throughout Hollywood and the Hip Hop community.
The Flatbush native starred in HBO’s The Wire, Boardwalk Empire, and Lovecraft Country.