you ever wanted to know someone?
you heard so many good things about them that you had to meet them one day?
it’s unfortunate when you have to hear about these things after they pass away.
they are just “another person” until you hear their stories.
they were a treasure that you didn’t get to have.
a luxury you didn’t get to experience.
in a world filled with shallow waters and low-hanging fruit,
a natural-born paradise is really a once and a lifetime oppurtunity.
i read all the kind things people had to say about our late acting wolf,
michael k. williams.
he died due to a drug overdose in his apartment in bk yesterday.
born in brooklyn; died in brooklyn.
i didn’t know him personally but…
I did know him for two of his iconic roles through the years.
“Omar from The Wire”
Montrose Freeman from Lovecraft Country
omar was the most iconic because he played a gay antihero that wasn’t the stereotype.
even with the gay sex scenes on a show that mostly straights watched,
his character was so badass that they loved and respected him.
that is how i got my start with his work and how talented of an actor he was.
i saw him periodically on different shows,
but he really blew me away with his portrayal as tic’s father,
on “lovecraft country“.
he played a dl male who was hardened and running from his demons.
what depresses me is he got nominated for that same role for this upcoming emmy awards.
one that it was looking like he was gonna win tbh.
Imagine leaving this Earth and being shown that you were about to receive your flowers?
social media flexing,
the next “top -turned-bottom” on onlyfans,
and other superficial things aren’t what we will be most remembered for after we pass away.
people won’t speak much about how much sex you had or money you made,
but they will always remember the way you made them feel.
The time you brightened up their day when they were close to ending it all.
The day you started a conversation with them when they were feeling the most loneliness.
The advice you gave when they had no one to speak to.
those are the things i’ve read about michael k. williams from those closest to him.
they are broken because he left such an impact on their lives.
it wasn’t the accolades,
the expensive trips,
or the clubbing that many are speaking about.
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it was the kindness he left in people’s memories that is the most important.
rest in peace to omar,
to michael k. williams.
may his work and spirit will forever live on.