‘The Wire’ stars make emotional tributes to Michael K. Williams

‘The Wire’ stars make emotional tributes to Michael K. Williams

Some of Michael K. Williams’ grieving co-stars from “The Wire” choked up with emotion Tuesday while paying tribute to the late actor they credit with some of the most ground-breaking, “iconic” characters in TV history.

“Michael took his role in this business very seriously,” Sonja Sohn told CNN early Tuesday, her voice cracking as she spoke of her friend who died Monday of a suspected drug overdose.

“He understood it to be a mission and purpose, a path that God chose for him,” she said of the actor who played stickup man Omar Little alongside her Detective Kima Greggs in the gritty Baltimore crime show.

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“You know, he utilized this art form for something so much greater than his own benefit,” she said, at times pausing to dab her eyes as fellow co-star Andre Royo looked forlorn while bobbing his head in agreement.

Sohn shared a message from their co-star Wendell Pierce, who went viral Tuesday with

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