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Michael K. Williams died without kids — but loved his secret family

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He died alone, unmarried and childless — but “The Wire” actor Michael K. Williams will always known as “dad” to Karim Anderson and his siblings.

“This man was our father. This is the only person we knew as dad,” Anderson, a private chef, told The Post, speaking out for the first time about Williams’ connection to him, his brother and sister, whom Williams helped raise.

The beloved star of “The Wire” who played the unforgettable Omar left no will when he accidentally overdosed on fentynal-laced heroin in his Williamsburg penthouse in September. His estate is worth a modest $450,000, according to court records.

“That truly breaks my heart,” Anderson said when asked about Brooklyn Surrogate Court papers identifying Williams’ mom, Paula, as his only surviving relative.

“He [would] say he has two sons and a daughter,” said Anderson. “No, he wasn’t a biological father to us. We all lived together. He raised us.”

Elijah Anderson, left, Williams, center, and Karim Anderson, right.
Elijah Anderson, left, Williams, center, and Karim Anderson, right.

Williams met Anderson’s mom, Candy, decades ago in Brooklyn’s Vanderveer Estates, the sprawling Flatbush housing complex where Williams grew up. Candy lived in Apartment 1B; Williams, in 4E, Anderson said.

“They met each other on the elevator, and he was holding a baby, and my mom was like, ‘You’re holding that baby wrong,’” Anderson recalled. “And he said, ‘I have no clue, my friend just dropped this baby off in my lap and I have this meeting to go to.’”

Candy helped him out, sparking a bond. But she struggled to raise her three kids, Elijah, Karim and Chanel, at one point sending them to family in Trinidad.

Williams Candy decades ago in Brooklyn's Vanderveer Estates.
Williams and Candy decades ago in Brooklyn’s Vanderveer Estates.

Then Williams — for no other reason than the size of his heart — stepped in.

“He sent for us. He paid for our tickets to leave Trinidad and come back to New York,” Anderson said. “This black man came in, saw this single black mom who was trying to make ends meet and he stuck by her and raised her kids with her.

“They were best friends.”

William lived with Candy and the kids for several years. She helped style his hair during the first season of his breakout role as the gay, gun-toting, drug dealer-robbing Omar, Anderson said.

Michael K. Williams brought Karim Anderson to an HBO event in 2014.
Michael K. Williams brought Karim Anderson to an HBO event in 2014.
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“This is my family and he made it that. And it is such a beautiful story to tell,” Anderson said. “I’m tired of seeing the narrative of this nephew Dominic going in and finding him dead, and fentanyl. No, this man raised three kids. We moved as a system, we moved as a unit.

“We have so much to be thankful for because of him,” he said, adding, “How happy he was when my sister gave birth to her first born.”

Williams proudly showed off his “sons” in social media posts.

“Two of the best things that ever came into my life my sons happy birthday Karim an many more in health I love and am very proud of the both of u,” he wrote alongside a picture of himself with Elijah and Karim, who has several pictures of Williams on his website.

In January 2021, Williams posted a photo of himself with Elijah, captioning the image, “I 🖤U Son.”

It came just days after he paid tribute to Candy, who died Jan. 13, 2021, Anderson said.

Williams lived with Candy and the kids for several years.
Williams lived with Candy and the kids for several years.

“Out of all the things you’ve done for me Candy, putting Elijah Karim and Chanel in my life was the best, they gave me purpose and taught me responsibility. We may not have been the traditional family but we were family nonetheless. Thank you for always loving me no matter who I was. Sleep well Queen❤️🙏🏿🦋.”

Karim remembered Thanksgivings and Christmases with Williams’ family in Pennsylvania — and said his dad’s death was a punch in the gut.

“It felt like when he died, everything we knew about him, everything he did for us, died with him. All the challenges, all the beautiful moments. It was just sad,” he said.

The Anderson family does not plan to legally challenge Williams' estate.
The Anderson family does not plan to legally challenge Williams’ estate.

The Anderson kids don’t plan on any legal fight over Williams’ estate.

“There’s no animosity, but I will say this whoever is handling the estate, do what’s right. Do what Michael Kenneth Williams would have done. He loved his kids and he loved his circle. Do what’s right for the family that he called his family,” he said.

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What Time Will ‘Riverdale’ Season 6 Be on Netflix?

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The season finale of Riverdale aired in late July on The CW. Notice we said season finale? Thankfully, the beloved series will return for a seventh season, but, unfortunately, Season 7 will be the final installment of Riverdale.

If you already streamed the current season, make sure to read Alex Zalben’s interview with Riverdale showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa on Decider. If you’re waiting to binge Season 6 on Netflix, well, you better clear your calendar because all 22 episodes are about to drop on the streamer. What time will the sixth season of Riverdale debut on Netflix? What time does Netflix release shows? Here’s everything you need to know.

WHEN IS THE RIVERDALE SEASON 6 NETFLIX RELEASE DATE?

Riverdale Season 6 premieres Sunday, August 7 on Netflix.

HOW MANY EPISODES ARE IN RIVERDALE SEASON 6?

The sixth season of Riverdale consists of 22 episodes.

WHAT TIME DOES NETFLIX RELEASE NEW SHOWS?

Netflix releases new episodes at 3:00 a.m. ET/12:00 a.m. PT.

WHAT TIME WILL RIVERDALE SEASON 6 BE ON NETFLIX?

Netflix is based out of California, so Riverdale Season 6 will be available to stream at 12:00 a.m. Pacific Standard Time (3:00 a.m. Eastern Standard Time) beginning Sunday, August 7. If the clock strikes 12:00 (or 3:00 a.m. for folks on the East Coast) and you don’t see the new episodes, give it a moment, hit refresh, and then enjoy the show!

WILL THERE BE A SEASON 7 OF RIVERDALE?

Yes! Decider recently covered that very topic.

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Actress Anne Heche Suffers Severe Burns After Crashing Car Into Los Angeles Home

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Actress Anne Heche, known for her roles in such films as Donnie Brasco, Volcano and I Know What You Did Last Summer, was involved in a fiery car crash in the Mar Vista area of Los Angeles on Friday.

According to TMZ, Heche was driving a blue Mini Cooper and had first crashed into the garage of an apartment complex. Residents of the apartment complex tried to get her out of the vehicle but she backed up and sped off.

Footage of Heche speeding down the streets of her neighborhood had been obtained by TMZ as well as her initial encounter at the apartment complex.

In the first clip, you can hear her car crash towards the end. It has been reported that the actress crashed into someone’s home, causing her vehicle and the house to erupt into flames. Heche suffered severe burns and was resisting being taken away in a stretcher. You can also view footage of this via the TMZ article.

It has not been confirmed whether alcohol has been involved in the incident since her condition prevents doctors from performing any tests to determine if she was driving under the influence. She is currently intubated in the hospital but expected to live.

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These are the vulgar license-plate requests the DMV has rejected

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Stay CL4SSY, New York!

The state Department of Motor Vehicles nixed 3,752 requests for vanity license plates in the last three years because it deemed them too raunchy, radical or simply ridiculous.

New York’s personalized plates go for $60 initially, and then $31.25 annually for renewal. You can get any plate as long as no one else has it and it’s not offensive.

Odds are a request for a plate that marks a wedding anniversary or shows your allegiance to a team — like METS86 — will pass muster with the DMV gatekeepers.

Vulgarity won’t get you to first base.

So plates with the phrase LFGM — the acronym for Pete Alonso’s “Let’s F–king Go Mets” rallying cry — did not make the cut.

And you won’t see anyone driving around with the custom plates MILFDAD, AS5M4N and WLHUNG.

Crude meanings such as “MILFDAD” are unacceptable by the DMV.
Crude meanings such as “MILFDAD” are unacceptable by the DMV.
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New York state Department of Motor Vehicles denied more than 3.5 thousand requests for license plates deemed inappropriate.
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“AS5M4N” was rejected for referring to “Ass man.”
“AS5M4N” was rejected for referring to “Ass man.”
New York DMV

The DMV also put NICEBUNS, FATFANNY, GOTAPOOP and BENDOVER in the rear-view mirror.

One player unsuccessfully tried to score the plate YESDADDY, to no avail.

The DMV also shot down such dark requests as DEADGIRL, GENOC1DE, S8TAN, DETONATE and MURDERM3.

“SUM8ITCH” is not allowed.
“SUM8ITCH” is not allowed.
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The DMV thoroughly nixed a request for “CNNLIES.”
The DMV thoroughly nixed a request for “CNNLIES.”
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BOOBIE is prohibited.
BOOBIE is prohibited.
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Getting political is a dead end too — FJOEBIDN, FDTRUMP and CNNLIES were nixed.

LUDEDUDE, NARCO, GOT METH and BLUNT also went up in smoke.

Staten Island attorney Bill Dertinger said his blue 1995 Jaguar SJS was tagged with ESQLTD after his company and his 2014 Porsche had the plate GHOSTGTS because the sleek sportscar was white.

“The plates can make you stand out — which can be a curse or a blessing,” the 54-year-old Dertinger said. “Make sure you don’t cut anybody off.”

A man attempted to sneak in “YESDADDY” onto his license plate.
A man attempted to sneak in “YESDADDY” onto his license plate.
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The DMV stopped a request for “FJOEBIDEN.”
The DMV stopped a request for “FJOEBIDEN.”
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The DMV also rejects any license plates referring to politics.
The DMV also rejects any license plates referring to politics.
New York DMV

There must be a New York Jets fan playing referee at the DMV because a request for the seemingly innocent plate GASE was sidelined. Ex-Jets head coach Adam Gase had an offensive 9-23 win-loss record during his forgettable two-year tenure.

The DMV would not reveal who gives the final yea or nay.

“The DMV reviews all custom license plate requests and works hard to ensure that any combinations that may be considered objectionable are rejected,” said agency spokesman Tim O’Brien.

“GLOCKS” referring to guns is not accepted by the DMV.
“GLOCKS” referring to guns is not accepted by the DMV.
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“FLYMOFO” is not approved by the DMV.
“FLYMOFO” is not approved by the DMV.
New York DMV

He said guidelines on what plate combinations are restricted can be found on the DMV website: https://dmv.ny.gov/learn-about-personalized-plates. Approximately 50,000 personalized and custom plates are sold per year, O’Brien said.

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The state DMV has rejected 3,752 requests for custom license plates in the last three years because it deemed them potentially offensive. Here are some:

YESDADDY

FJOEBIDN

FDTRUMP

GLOCKS

FLYMOFO

BOOBIE

AS5M4N

BUDLIGHT

DEADGIRL

SUM8ITCH

GENOC1DE

S8TAN

CNNLIES

DETONATE

MURDERM3

MILFDAD

WLHUNG

Source: NYS DMV

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