The Wire star Michael K Williams found dead

American actor Michael K Williams, best known for starring in The Wire TV series, has been found dead in his New York apartment.

He was 54.

US media quote law enforcement sources as saying he died from a suspected drug overdose. This has not been officially confirmed.

Williams - who was nominated for three Emmy Awards - had openly discussed his struggles with drugs over the years.

In The Wire, he played Omar Little, a streetwise robber of drug gangs.

He was also known for playing Albert "Chalky" White in the Boardwalk Empire TV series.