Michael K. Williams' Final Instagram Post Revealed

Michael K. Williams was pronounced dead at 54 in his New York City apartment on September 6, and an outpouring of fond memories about the thespian actor are coming forth from all corners of the internet.

Williams is well known for his notorious role as Omar Little, the feared and brutal stickup man from Baltimore on "The Wire." However, many people who've worked with Williams from different projects — or even ran into him in a Brooklyn bodega — are sharing different perspectives about who Williams was. Wendell Pierce, Williams' friend and fellow on-screen actor from "The Wire," took to Twitter to express his personal admiration and friendship with Williams. "The depth of my love for this brother, can only be matched by the depth of my pain learning of his loss," the actor wrote. "A immensely talented man with the ability to give voice to the human condition portraying the lives of those whose humanity is seldom elevated until he sings their truth."

People are now looking back on the fond memories they held with Williams, including his last Instagram post for some insight on how he was feeling in his final days.

Williams leaves behind a poignant message

Michael K. Williams' last Instagram post was shared on September 1. The video showed a Breakfast Club interview with Tracey Morgan, who passionately told friends and fans not to cry for him because there were people who are worse off than he is.

This clip of Morgan comes right after his 2014 near-fatal limousine crash where Morgan had to undergo rehabilitation. "Don't cry for me. Okаy, I hаd а bit of а misfortunate accident. Don't cry for me! Cry for others, mаn," Morgan sаid. "My grаndmother told me when you think you're doing bаd, there's аlwаys somebody out there worse. There's people out there in the world with nobody to love, nobody to love them. How 'bout that?"

This statement rings especially true for fans when thinking about Williams' fully embodied life, even despite the sadness of his sudden death. He was a five-time Emmy nominee, was heavily invested in the dance club scene and became a choreographer, and was frequently seen having a wonderful day walking around New York City. Even through the sadness, people are looking to find the beauty within Williams' life while he was still here with us. As one person commented on the video of Morgan, "Of course your last post is inspirational for all. Cause your the best guy ever." 

Michael K. Williams sought treatment seven months before his death

Perhaps Michael K. Williams' final Instagram post, wherein Tracey Morgan instructed fans not to cry for him, was a nod to the times he sought treatment for addiction.

According to Daily Mail, seven months before his death, Williams opted to seek treatment for the deeply negative effects his famous role in "Body Brokers" had on him. Williams played the role of "Wood," a wolf in sheep's clothing type of character, who essentially cons struggling drug addicts to seek solace in his fraudulent drug rehabilitation center. During a candid interview on the "Tamron Hall Show," Williams explained the way in which the "Body Brokers" project essentially triggered him, dredging up past experiences when he witnessed commercials featuring "beautiful, elaborate," rehabilitation centers all while he was in the throes of drug addiction and crying himself to sleep.

Williams came to realize, however, that the triggers were part of a much larger issue. "I just started therapy, you know, and really taking that seriously and starting to unpack, like you said, the critic in my head and what and how that has affected my actions, my responses to certain situations, my relationships," he sincerely confessed. According to Williams, drugs and alcohol are "merely symptoms" of something else at play. "People often think that when a person puts down the drugs or the alcohol, that all the problems go away," Williams shared. "That couldn't be further from the truth."

If you or anyone you know is struggling with addiction issues, help is available. Visit the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration website or contact SAMHSA's National Helpline at 1-800-662-HELP (4357).

Michael K. Williams left behind many loved ones

Along with his poignant last and final Instagram post, Michael K. Williams left behind many loved ones — many of whom are still reeling following the news of his death. 

Williams had one child, a son named Elijah. He's also survived by countless extended family members including a nephew, Arvance Williams. "I was just with him. I just bought him some fabric so he can go to the Emmys, to put under his blazer. He just got nominated for an Emmy, and he was going to LA, so he was real excited about that," Arvance recalled for the Daily Mail about the days leading up to his heartbreaking death. 

The grieving nephew was also careful to point out that William's was so much more than the characters he portrayed. "You guys know him as the actor, we know him as Uncle Mike. We love him," he said. "My uncle was such a sweet person. A lot of the characters he played as mean and gangster. It was a joke, because he was totally not that way. He was a sweetheart. ... A very gentle, gentle person. And I just look at some of the stuff he was doing [on screen] and I would just laugh because that's totally not him," he continued.

Rest in peace, Michael K. Williams.