Robert F. Chew best known for his role as drug kingpin Proposition Joe on the hit HBO series “The Wire,” has died at the age of 52.
His sister, Clarice Chew tells the Baltimore, Sun Robert passing was due to an apparent heart failure in his sleep at his home in Northeast Baltimore.
The news of the actors death was first learned when his “The Wire” co-star Michael K. Williams posted to his Twitter:
Co-stars, Jermaine Crawford, Wendell Pierce and Jamie Hector also posted their thoughts of Chew’s death, tweeting:
The Huffington Post reports:
In an email, David Simon, creator of “The Wire,” told the Balimore Sun that Chew was “not only an exceptional actor, he was an essential part of the film and theater community in Baltimore,” and added that he “could have gone to New York or Los Angeles and commanded a lot more work, but he loved the city as his home and chose to remain here working.”
Our prayers and condolences are with the Chew family.