The official Battlefield 2042 Twitter account has joined the world in mourning the loss of actor Michael K. Williams following his death earlier this week.
The tweet, posted earlier today, paid tribute to the actor who was found dead in his apartment in New York City at the age of 54. It said “Today we mourn the tragic loss of Michael K. Williams. His performances second only to his incredible presence. Our thoughts are with his loved ones, and fans all over the world.”
Williams portrayed the role of Kimble ‘Irish’ Graves starting from the character’s first appearance in Battlefield 4. The character was confirmed to be returning to the series in the upcoming follow up Battlefield 2042. Indeed, he showed up in the game’s prequel short movie, Exodus released just a few weeks ago.
Williams could also be found in the role of Archie Baldwin in NBA 2K21‘s My Career mode. Away from games, the actor was probably best known for his portrayal of Omar Little in The Wire. He also had roles in Boardwalk Empire and Lovecraft Country.
There’s no word yet if Williams’ passing will effect Battlefield 2042 in any way, although with the game’s release set for next month it’s almost certain his contribution was all-but complete. Here’s hoping EA DICE might be able to include a fitting tribute in, somehow.
Today we mourn the tragic loss of Michael K. Williams. His performances second only to his incredible presence. Our thoughts are with his loved ones, and fans all over the world. pic.twitter.com/h8NdOd3MBP
— Battlefield (@Battlefield) September 7, 2021