Michael K. Williams’ nephew, Dominic Dupont, is opening up and sharing when he discovered his uncle’s body after he died from an accidental overdose on the upcoming Wednesday (May 18) episode of Red Table Talk.
According to New York Post, a preview of the interview shows Dupont speaking with the hosts of the table Jada Pinkett Smith, Willow Smith and Adrienne Banfield Norris explaining that he hadn’t heard from The Wire actor the day before his death, Sept. 6, 2021, and ultimately decided to go to his Brooklyn, NY apartment to check on him.
“I went upstairs, opened up his door. It was quiet. Michael always played music. That wasn’t the case,” Dupont remembered.
Adding, “I stuck my head in and said, ‘Uncle Mike, are you in here?’ And I observed him… deceased. I immediately called 911, and they said, ‘Listen, do you want to start some compressions?’ And I said, ‘I’m telling you … he’s deceased. He’s gone. He’s cold.”
A spokeswoman for the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner ruled that the award-winning actor’s cause of death was acute intoxication from a deadly mix of fentanyl, p-fluorofentanyl, heroin and cocaine.
Four men remain behind bars in New York City for allegedly selling the actor fentanyl-laced heroin, according to the United States Department of Justice.
The next court hearing is scheduled for June 10, New York Post notes.
Don’t forget to stream the upcoming Red Table Talk episode at 12 p.m. ET on Facebook Watch.
Here is a preview clip of the upcoming episode: