Actor Robert Chew- AKA Proposition Joe From “The Wire” Dead At 52

 Robert F. Chew appears in a scene from HBOs The Wire. - Provided courtesy of HBO

Actor Robert Chew who played drug kingpin Proposition Joe on “The Wire” {My all time favourite television show} has died at the age of 52 of cardiovascular disease. Chew also appeared in the HBO mini-series “The Corner” which was also created by David Simon. Proposition Joe Stewart wasn’t your typical drug kingpin. He was smart, articulate and would look for peaceful solutions instead of violence. Chew played a great character and was perfect for the character he played.

Proposition Joe would be one of the few characters from the drug world who appeared in all 5ive seasons The Wire.  David Simon said that Chew was “a smart, elegant actor who had one of the most authentic Baltimore accents of anyone on the show.”

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