The Straits Times
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Published on Jan 19, 2013
 

Robert Chew, actor on The Wire dies at 52

 
 

BALTIMORE (AP) - Robert Chew, who played Proposition Joe on the HBO series The Wire, has died. He was 52.

His sister, Clarice Chew, said he suffered a heart attack and died at his Baltimore home on Thursday.

Robert Chew grew up in Baltimore and studied music at Morgan State University for two years. His sister said he worked as music director for the Arena Players community theater.

The character Prop Joe was a highly intelligent and ruthless yet polite and diplomatic Baltimore drug lord.