Ravens honor the late Michael K. Williams with Omar whistle from 'The Wire'

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As David Simon walked to M&T Bank Stadium before the Baltimore Ravens' thrilling 36-35 victory over the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday night, he thought he was losing his mind.

What Simon, the creator of the hit HBO series "The Wire" set in Baltimore, heard was indeed the stadium's loudspeakers playing the famous Omar Little whistle of "Farmer in the Dell"; actor Michael K. Williams, who played Little, died earlier this month.

"Heard the sound of Omar whistling 'Farmer In The Dell' from the stadium while walking across the Ostend Street bridge to the Ravens opener and thought I’d lost my shit," Simon tweeted. "It’s the little things that are gonna get me, I guess. But Michael gonna last."

In the show, the tune, popularized by the hunting cartoon character Elmer Fudd, announced to Little's would-be robbery victims of his presence.

Williams was found dead in his Brooklyn, New York, apartment on Sept. 6 at the age of 54. Actor Kerry Washington paid him an emotional tribute during the Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday.

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This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Ravens play Omar Little whistle song as Michael K. Williams tribute