Michael K Williams’ heartbreaking last Instagram post showed Tracy Morgan saying ‘don’t cry for me'
Michael K Williams, the actor who received critical acclaim for his portrayal of Omar Little, the sawed-off-shotgun-wielding stickup man on the HBO series ‘The Wire’, was found dead on Monday, September 6, in his home in the Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn. Williams was found at about 2 pm, according to the New York City Police Department. The death is being investigated as a possible drug overdose.
Williams’ final social media post was a clip of fellow actor Tracy Morgan passionately urging friends and fans “Don’t cry for me” while talking about surviving a fatal limousine wreck in 2014. Williams shared the clip on August 31 with the note, “I love u brother! @tracymorgan #realOG”, just six days before he was found dead.
Morgan, Harris Stanton, and Ardie Fuqua were hospitalized after the Mercedes limousine bus they were passengers on was hit by a tractor-trailer on the New Jersey turnpike in June 2014. James McNair died of injuries sustained in the accident, while Morgan was left in critical condition.
As per reports, the Walmart truck driver, Kevin Roper, failed to observe the slow-moving traffic ahead of him and swerved into Morgan’s chauffeured limo in an attempt to avoid hitting other vehicles on the road. The initial collision caused a chain reaction that eventually included six vehicles in the crash.
The crash left Morgan with many injuries and required him to undergo rehab and use a wheelchair. He also underwent treatment for a traumatic brain injury. Following the accident, Morgan sued Walmart for negligence. The company responded by saying that injuries “were caused, in whole or in part, by plaintiffs’ failure to properly wear an appropriate available seatbelt restraint device.” Walmart ultimately settled the lawsuit for an undisclosed amount.
The 40-second clip is from Morgan’s 2018 appearance on ‘The Breakfast Club’ podcast, where he rejected any pity from the accident. “Don’t cry for me. Okay, I had a misfortunate accident. Don’t cry for me. Cry for all the others, man,” said the ‘30 Rock’ actor. “My grandmother told me when you think you doing bad, there’s always somebody out there worse. There’s people out there in the world with nobody to love and nobody to love them. How about that?”
Morgan asked the hosts what they thought happiness was, telling them “whatever they think is wrong.” He said, “It’s simpler than that. It’s way simpler than that. You know what true happiness is? Having something to look forward to.”
Williams, who shared the clip on Instagram, also shared the link for the same on Twitter. Many on social media have commented on how poignant his last post was. One person tweeted, “His last Instagram post is haunting and heartbreaking.” Another person tweeted, “‘Don't cry for me…’ Michael K Williams last tweet. Damn.” One tweet read, “Michael K Williams’s last post on twitter & Instagram is very heavy. Truer words have never been told.” Another tweet read, “What is happiness? Today is going to be a hard day for a few different reasons - so start here. RIP Michael.”
His last Instagram post is haunting and heartbreaking 😪 https://t.co/lXyCVlXwoD— Ross Savage (@Rosssavage11) September 7, 2021
"Don't cry for me..."— Kountouros (she or they) (@nightsinge) September 6, 2021
Michael K Williams last tweet.
Michael K Williams’s last post on twitter & Instagram is very heavy. Truer words have never been told. https://t.co/ghlZsQCGIt— ❂ Yübbîę Umoh ❂ (@Yubbie007) September 6, 2021
What is happiness?— Cass (@HuskyCass) September 6, 2021
Today is going to be a hard day for a few different reasons - so start here.
RIP Michael. https://t.co/ZKmvcWJGCf