(Uproxx) There’s no official word yet, but according to actor Michael K. Williams, his Wire co-star Robert Chew, who played the manipulative, portly drug kingpin Joseph “Prop Joe” Stewart on the HBO series, has passed away. The news was revealed by Williams on his Instagram and Twitter accounts, because that’s a thing now, with the simple message, “R.I.P. to the talented Mr Robert Chew #propjoe.”
Sad news for The Wire fans out there. R.I.P.