“The Wire” actor Anwan Glover is making headlines after suffering serious injuries following a nightclub altercation in Washington, DC this past weekend. #getwellsoon
According to reports, the attack went down yesterday (August 3) morning.
“The Wire” star Anwan Glover was stabbed inside a Washington DC nightclub early Sunday morning. Glover — who played Slim Charles — was in Cafe Asia when he claims 2 men started beating him. He says he heard someone scream, “He has a knife,” and then felt a sharp pain. Glover — who also appeared in “Twelve Years a Slave” — was taken to a local hospital with lacerations and bruises. (TMZ)
Glover’s camp has already stepped forward and issued a statement on the incident.
It’s unclear why the fight started … or the relationship between the men who beat and stabbed him. We’re told Anwar is still in the hospital and currently undergoing some tests. Anwar’s rep says he appreciates everyone’s concerns, adding, “It’s helping him get through this.” (TMZ)
Last year, “Wire” actor Robert F. Chew, better known as ‘Proposition Joe,” died from cardiovascular disease.
Robert F. Chew — best known for playing Proposition Joe on “The Wire” — was found dead yesterday in his apartment in Baltimore … TMZ has learned. According to the coroner in Baltimore, Chew died of cardiovascular disease. “Morbid obesity” was listed as a contributing factor. Chew had very little acting experience before “The Wire” or after. He was on the cult HBO show — which took place in Baltimore — for five seasons. (TMZ)
The show’s creator David Simon reflected on losing a former cast member after the news became public.
“Robert was not only an exceptional actor, he was an essential part of the film and theater community in Baltimore,” David Simon, creator of ‘The Wire’ said in an email Friday. “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. He understood so much about his craft that it was no surprise at all that we would go to him to coach our young actors in season four. He was the conduit through which they internalized their remarkable performances.” (Baltimore Sun)