Senegalese-American singer, Aliaune Damala Badara 'Akon' Thiam, has reacted to the death of Michael K. Williams, saying his demise proves the rich and famous struggle more than the poor.
The actor, who was found dead at home from an apparent drug overdose, has been described by Akon as the latest example of how the 'facade of success' can send celebrities into a tailspin.
Speaking to TMZ on Tuesday, September 7, at Petrossian in Los Angeles, Akon gave an insight into the reason for Williams’ death.
“Dude, the famous and the rich go through more issues than the poor.
“You know when they say more money, more problems, that’s a real thing,” Akon said.
He also talked about how the pandemic has masked real mental health struggles.
Akon then warned that drugs and alcohol never solve difficult issues, instead they send people down a dark path that, in Michael’s case, ends in tragedy.