The actor was found dead at his home in Brooklyn on Monday (6 September), but no cause of death was given.
Williams, who had a permanent facial scar, was loved by fans for his portrayal of Omar Little on the award-winning drama.
Here’s everything you need to know about how you can watch The Wire in the UK.
How to watch The Wire in the UK?
The Wire is available to watch via Sky TV and NOW.
UK TV supplier Sky has a contract with HBO, which allows the broadcaster to show HBO TV shows on the channel Sky Atlantic.
This deal will be coming to a close in the next couple of years, possibly finally making the streaming service HBO Max available in the UK.
If you have a Sky TV subscription you will have access to season’s one to five of The Wire.
The show is available to watch on-demand on their TV, or accessible on the go through the Sky Go app.
If you don’t have Sky TV, you can watch The Wire via the streaming service NOW.
The entertainment package allows viewers to have access to all five seasons of the acclaimed crime drama.
NOW offers a seven-day free trial, and the Entertainment membership auto-renews at £9.99 a month, unless cancelled.
Who’s in the cast alongside Michael K Williams
Here are some of the famous faces that appeared alongside Michael K Williams in the award winning crime drama.
British actor Dominic West starred as Detective Jimmy McNulty. West was praised for the accuracy of his American accent during his time of the show. West is also know for his roles The Affair and The Hour.
Sonja Sohn starred alongside West as Detective Shakima “Kima” Greggs on all five seasons of the drama. After the series wrapped up she stayed in Baltimore, setting up the ReWrired for Change nonprofit.
Wendell Piece starred as Detective Bunk Moreland. Alongside West, Pierce shared the iconic ‘f-word’ scene in season one. Pierce has gone on to appear in Ray Donovan, Suits, and Jack Ryan.
John Doman played the career cop William Rawls. Doman has appeared in a host of TV shows since, including House of Cards and The Affair.
Reddick appeared as Cedric Daniels. The actor was a Baltimore native himself, and has gone on to appear in American Horror Story and Angel Has Fallen.
British actor Clarke Peters appeared as Lester Freamon on the show. Peters has gone on to appear in Jessica Jones, Bulletproof and in the Oscar-winning Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.
Wood Harris played the role of drug kingpin Avon Barksdale. Harris is known for his breakout role in Remember the Titans, and has appeared in Creed II and Blade Runner 2049.
Another British actor to land a role in the crime drama was Idris Elba. Elba performed as Russell “Stringer” Bell for three seasons. Elba has gone on to perform in several blockbusters including Thor, Pacific Rim and Prometheus.
Royo appeared as Reginald “Bubbles” Cousins on the crime drama. He has since landed roles on Empire and Hand of God.
Dierdre Lovejoy appeared as the assistant state’s attorney to a judge throughout the five seasons of The Wire. Lovejoy has gone on to appear in Orange Is The New Black, Shameless and American Gothic.
Game of Thrones star Aidan Gillen starred as politician Tommy Carcetti. Gillen is best known for his role as Littlefinger in the fantasy series, and his role in Peaky Blinders.