Michael K. Williams: Actor laid to rest after private burial in Harrisburg, NY
Michael K. Williams is finally at peace.
‘The Wire’ star, Michael K. Williams, was buried Tuesday, September 14, 2021, after a private funeral was reportedly held in Harrisburg, New York.
As previously reported, Williams was found dead in his home in Brooklyn on September 6, 2021.
It is reported that about 150 family and friends gathered in Stephen’s Episcopal Cathedral to say goodbye to the beloved actor, brother and friend.
In addition to family and friends, it is reported that there were over two dozen actors and other celebrities present, including Queen Latifahand Williams ”The thread‘comrades, Andre Royo, who played Bubbles, and Felicia ‘Snoop’ Pearson, who also doubled a pallbearer.
On Instagram, director Ava DuVernay talked about the deceased actor and what she learned about him from one Rolling stones interview after his passing. With a video from a scene with Michael K. Williams in her Netflix movie ‘When They See Us’
“He was buried today. And today I learned that he told a story to the press that I never knew he was telling anyone. ”
DuVernay added Williams’ words from the interview, added
“From ROLLING STONE:” During a lunch meeting with DuVernay, he says she called Williams on her reputation for drug use. ‘[She asked] ‘What’s up with you, man? Heard you’re a bit of a loose cannon, ok? What happens?’ And I knew exactly what she was talking about. And I also knew I would lose the part if I lied to her. It would hurt me if I did not come clean. And I did, he said. ‘I remember leaving the meeting and saying that if I get this opportunity, I will blow that shit out of the water. I want to be 110% present. I’m going to relate to all living things, I do not care if it’s a fly … Ava renewed my vows with the reasons why I first became an artist. ”
She ended her caption by saying:
“In fact, he renewed mine. He showed me what making art with all your heart can do for an artist when it’s most pure. It feels like love. And it can never be taken for granted. Ever. Remember all the honesty and beauty he gave me every moment I knew him from that lunch onwards. I struggle with what else could have been done. What could I have done? But in fact, these answers do not matter anymore. And they are selfish questions in the first place. Guilt is due to us. Not about the person who has resigned. The fact is that he has traveled further. What he struggled with is no more. He’s free. He is love. And I pray that he now rejoices in peace. ”
According to reports, Michael K. Williams’ final resting place will also be in Harrisburg, Dauphin County, where his mother Paula Thompson-Williams has lived for over 20 years.
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