Who is Michael K Williams' son? Elijah Anderson posts dad's photo after actor's death
'The Wire' star Michael K Williams was found dead in his apartment in Brooklyn, New York, on Monday, September 6. The TV veteran was discovered by his family member face-down in his Brooklyn, New York penthouse and surrounded by illegal drug paraphernalia, the police confirmed.
Williams died of a suspected drug overdose, although the exact cause of death is yet to be determined. NYPD deputies told The Sun of the 54-year-old actor: “Michael was found dead by a relative around 2 pm today at his Kent Avenue apartment in Brooklyn. He was alone when he was discovered. Illegal paraphernalia was found in the apartment. The medical examiner is currently investigating his cause of death.” He is survived by his son Elijah Anderson.
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Who is Elijah Anderson?
Very little is known about Michael's son, as he chose to keep his personal life away from the limelight. It is unclear who Elijah’s mom is or how old he is. Michael rarely shares photos of Elijah on his social media, although the actor did post a picture with his arms around his son on Instagram on January 17, 2021, captioning the post: “I [heart] U Son.”
According to Elijah’s Instagram, he is an artist and illustrator. He mostly showcases his artwork on the platform. He sells his artwork through the app called Spacehose, where his bio reads, "Multidisciplinary visual artist currently residing in Brooklyn, NY :) Multiple collaborations/features including Popeye Magazing, NY Mag, Saucony Originals, BookWorks, and Bar Part Time."
Although Elijah has not spoken out on his father's untimely death, he did post a captionless picture of Michael strolling down the street on his Instagram Stories following the latter's death.
Michael Williams' body discovered by nephew
Michael's nephew was spotted sobbing outside of the NYC apartment where he was the one who found the actor dead. A bystander reportedly heard the man say "I found the body" as he was "inconsolable" on the phone. Michael's rep also confirmed the tragic death and said in a statement: “It is with deep sorrow that the family announces the passing of Emmy nominated actor Michael Kenneth Williams. They ask for your privacy while grieving this unsurmountable loss.”
Another nephew of Michael's, Arvance Williams, paid tribute in an emotional video outside of his uncle's home. He said: “He was very positive, he loved Brooklyn and always did positive things for his community. He always gave back and did stuff for the kids. He was about family and love and I can’t tell you how much he loves his community and loves Brooklyn. He was well-loved and respected. It will be tough living without him, we’re going to miss him. "He was something else, he was special. You guys know him as the actor, we know him as Uncle Mike. I can’t wrap my head around it."