Actor Robert F. Chew has died at the age of 52.
The actor, best known for his role as drug kingpin Proposition Joe on the critically acclaimed HBO series “The Wire,” died Thursday of apparent heart failure in his sleep at his home in Northeast Baltimore, his sister Clarice Chew told the paper.
News of Chew's death was first reported by his "The Wire" co-star Michael K. Williams, who took to Twitter on Jan. 18, , writing:
"R.I.P. to the talented Mr Robert Chew #propjoe"
Chew made his first TV appearances with two episodes of "Homicide: Life on the Street" in 1997. Like many of his "The Wire" castmates, he has few credits to his name after the HBO series ended.