Robert Chew dies: 'The Wire' actor suffers heart attack at 52

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robert-f-chew-prop-joe-the-wire.jpg "The Wire" actor Robert F. Chew, who played Proposition Joe on the critically acclaimed HBO drama, has died. According to the Associated Press, Chew was found dead in his Baltimore home after suffering a heart attack. He was just 52 years old.

Chew studied music at Morgan State University and worked as the music director for the Arena Players community theater. In addition to playing the diplomatic Baltimore drug boss on "The Wire," Chew appeared on "Homicide: Life On the Streets" and the TV movie "Something The Lord Made." He has a role in the upcoming film "Jamesy Boy."

Watch a scene from "The Wire" with Chew below. Beware of rough language.



Photo/Video credit: HBO