R.I.P. Proposition Joe

The actor Robert Chew, who played Proposition Joe on The Wire, has passed away:

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 on Williams’s Instagram account, because that’s a thing now, with the simple message, “R.I.P. to the talented Mr Robert Chew #propjoe.” Like many other actors on The Wire, Chew’s IMDb is sparse; he only appeared in three other shows, two of which were the David Simon-written Homicide: Life on the Street and The Corner.