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Re: Death Notices
« Reply #7620 on: September 06, 2021, 09:13:50 PM »
Michael K Williams AKA Omar from The Wire

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« Reply #7621 on: September 06, 2021, 09:40:55 PM »
Michael K Williams - The Wire is still probably my favourite series of all time and Omar Little one of its best characters. RIP
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« Reply #7622 on: September 06, 2021, 09:54:12 PM »
Michael K Williams - The Wire is still probably my favourite series of all time and Omar Little one of its best characters. RIP

Brilliant as Omar on The Wire and equally as good as Chalky in Boardwalk Empire.

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« Reply #7623 on: September 06, 2021, 09:55:10 PM »
Michael K Williams - The Wire is still probably my favourite series of all time and Omar Little one of its best characters. RIP
I would agree on both  counts ,

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« Reply #7624 on: September 06, 2021, 11:30:09 PM »
Just tipped into a few over the weekend on sky atlantic. Still quality. Omar was in court stitchin a guy up. No fcuks given lol. Was considering watching it again for the third run through.

Great character in a great show

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« Reply #7625 on: September 07, 2021, 12:09:57 AM »
Sad news, he had his ongoing issues with substance abuse. Those were the days when Omar ambled down a Baltimore ghetto street with a double barrel shotgun slung over his shoulder calling out the cowering dealers.

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« Reply #7626 on: September 07, 2021, 07:26:59 AM »
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Re: Death Notices
« Reply #7627 on: September 07, 2021, 07:38:46 AM »
Just tipped into a few over the weekend on sky atlantic. Still quality. Omar was in court stitchin a guy up. No fcuks given lol. Was considering watching it again for the third run through.

Great character in a great show

Back during the writer’s strike, when tv went onto a pause and shows finished up early, I found myself wondering were these things not written long in advance, and do they really do significant  rewrites during a season.

Then I heard that Omar was never meant to be a central character in the Wire; he was just designed for a bit part role in S1. When the show runners realised they’d unearthed a character/actor that was something special, he became a central cog in every series. He absolutely stole the screen when he appeared, and it’s impossible to imagine the Wire being the multi dimensional masterpiece it became, without also being seen through his eyes.

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Re: Death Notices
« Reply #7628 on: September 07, 2021, 09:51:58 AM »
Never watched The Wire, but Chalky White was a great character in Boardwalk Empire.

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« Reply #7629 on: September 07, 2021, 02:30:15 PM »
Only after watching him in The Night Of last week.
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Re: Death Notices
« Reply #7630 on: September 14, 2021, 07:47:29 PM »
Norm MacDonald - comedian and actor - 61

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« Reply #7631 on: September 14, 2021, 07:56:09 PM »
Norm MacDonald - comedian and actor - 61

Cancer apparently.

He wasn’t for everyone, but I liked his Weekend Update stuff.

He was hilarious in the spoof Jeopardy sketches as Burt Reynolds, giving abuse to Will Ferrell’s Alex Trebec alongside a very obscene Sean Connery character

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Re: Death Notices
« Reply #7632 on: September 14, 2021, 08:31:42 PM »
Norm MacDonald - comedian and actor - 61

Cancer apparently.

He wasn’t for everyone, but I liked his Weekend Update stuff.

He was hilarious in the spoof Jeopardy sketches as Burt Reynolds, giving abuse to Will Ferrell’s Alex Trebec alongside a very obscene Sean Connery character

Did funny homosexual sketches. Not very PC but funny all the same

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