The Wire’s Michael K Williams posted ‘don’t cry for me’ just days before death

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Michael K Williams shared a cryptic final message to his fans on social media just a matter of days before his tragic passing.

It comes after the heartbreaking news that the talented Wire actor, 54, was found dead in his penthouse apartment on Monday in Brooklyn, New York.

Although no cause of death has been confirmed yet, law enforcement sources told The New York Post that drug paraphernalia had been found in Michael's apartment.

Just before his death, Michael took to Instagram to post a powerful video of comedian Tracy Morgan – in what appeared to be his final post on the platform.

52-year-old Tracy had made a passionate plea to people, "don't cry for me" following a car accident in 2014 which nearly killed him.

Tracy had been riding in a limo that was hit by a truck, leaving fellow comedian James McNair dead and Tracy severely injured and in a coma for two weeks.

On Wednesday, Michael shared the emotional video alongside the caption: "I love u brother!!!"

In the video clip, the comedian spoke on the radio and told people not to cry for him, but to cry for those less fortunate than him.

Tracy had said: "Don't cry for me. Okay, I had a misfortunate accident. Don’t cry for me! Cry for others man.

"My grandmother told me when you think you doing bad, there’s always someone out there worse. There’s people out there in the world with nobody to love and nobody love them.

"How about that! What is happiness? What is happiness? Whatever you think it is wrong. It’s simpler than that. It’s way simpler than that.

Tracy's last words in the clip are: "You know what true happiness is? Having something to look forward to."

Tracy had previously admitted that he had thought about committing suicide in the aftermath of the crash, and shared that he had suffered a critical brain injury.

Floods of heartfelt tributes have been sent by friends and fans of Michael around the world after his passing – with some commenting on the Instagram post to pay their respects.

Actress Nicole Ari Parker wrote: "My heart is broken. rest in power sir."

Influencer Ryan Cleary commented: "Omg RIP Micheal. this news hurts!! sending love and prayers up ! you was Always so kind to me via Instagram and Always showed love."

Producer Davidson petit-Frere penned: "RIP my brother. We were blessed to watch you shine and give your gift to the world."

Actor Hill Harper added: "REST IN POWER BROTHER MICHAEL".

Michael was famous for playing Omar Little in HBO crime drama The Wire.

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