Actor Robert Chew Dies

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/ January 19, 2013

Actor Robert Chew, best known for his work on “The Wire,” has died. The 52-year-old Baltimore native suffered a heart attack in his home Thursday, according to the AP.

Robert Chew dies having endeared himself to millions as “Proposition Joe” on HBO’s hit series “The Wire.” With his thick Baltimore drawl, Chew was a fan favorite and a key character on the series. He was one of many Baltimore natives to appear on the show, set in the drug world of Baltimore.

Before Robert Chew died, he also appeared in several other programs connected to “The Wire,” including “The Corner” and “Homicide: Life On The Street.”