“The Wire” actor Michael K. Williams was nothing like the tough-guy characters he portrayed, his nephews told The Post Monday, remembering their beloved “Uncle Mike’’ and revealing how excited he was to land an Emmy nomination.
“It’s heartbreaking, heartbreaking,’’ Arvance Williams said of his uncle, whose body was found in his Brooklyn penthouse Monday afternoon after an apparent heroin overdose.
“I still can’t wrap my head around it,’’ said Arvance — who at one point emotionally walked alongside and touched the white state van that was set to transport the “Boardwalk Empire” TV star’s body from his Williamsburg apartment.
“I was just with him. I just bought him some fabric so he can go to the Emmys, to put under his blazer.
“He just got nominated for an Emmy, and he was going to LA, so he was real excited about that,” the nephew said, referring to the recent recognition Williams received for his work as Montrose