Melvin Williams, Inspiration for The Wire, Dies at 73

Via: TV Guide

Melvin Williams | Photo Credits: Skoolas Productions

Melvin Williams, whose life became the inspiration for HBO’s The Wire, died Thursday at age 73, The Wrap reports.

Williams, who went by the nickname "Little Melvin," was a drug kingpin in the 1960s, and is regarded as the inspiration for Wood Harris‘ character Avon Barksdale on the landmark

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