Kid Cudi, Busta Rhymes, Mariah Carey + More React To Michael K. Williams’ Death

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There has been an outpouring of love and support from the Hip Hop community following the tragic death of beloved actor Michael K. Williams. MKW passed away on Monday (September 6) at 54 years old when he was found in his Brooklyn penthouse dead from a suspected drug overdose.

Plenty of tributes have made their way to social media with artists sharing their unique experiences with the Brooklyn native and appreciations for The Wire actor.

Heartfelt posts have been made within the last day honoring the late Brooklyn native by the likes of Kid Cudi, Busta Rhymes, Mariah Carey, T.I., Swizz Beatz, Killer Mike, Ice-T, Chuck D, LL Cool J, Idris Elba, Stretch Armstrong, Angie Martinez, Miguel, Skyzoo, DJ Paul, Mickey Factz, Ebro Darden and more.

“One of the realest cats Ive ever met in this business,” Kid Cudi wrote. “Showed me so much love and embraced me from jump. An absolute hero to me and many. Look at all this love for u bro!! U will be missed like crazy man. Rest sweet w the angels Mike.”

Michael K. Williams is currently nominated for an Emmy Award for his role in Lovecraft Country. In addition to starring in The Wire, he also flourished in movies and television shows such as Boardwalk Empire, 12 Years A SlaveThe Gambler, Law & Order and more.

Find all of the tribute posts mourning the loss of Michael K. Williams below.