Lance Reddick, who was well-known for his roles in The Wire, as well as the John Wick, Destiny, and Horizon series, passed away at the age of 60.
Actor Lance Reddick is best known for playing a tough-talking police commander on the critically acclaimed television series “The Wire” and for his supporting roles in the “John Wick” action movie trilogy.
Lance Reddick lent a voice of power, compassion, and unforgettable gravity to all he touched. Let’s see what happened to him and Lance Reddick cause of death in detail.
What happened to Lance Reddick?
Lance Reddick, a cast member of “The Wire” and the “John Wick” films, has passed away. He was 60. According to the actor’s agent, who confirmed the actor’s passing to ABC News on Friday, he “died away abruptly this morning from natural causes.”
Reddick, who portrayed Baltimore police officer Cedric Daniels in HBO’s critically acclaimed drama “The Wire,” more recently racked up a memorable recurring role as The Continental’s concierge, Charon, in the “John Wick” series, including the upcoming fourth installment, which will be released on March 24.
Read some Heartfelt tributes
The Wire’s Wendell Pierce and John Wick star Keanu Reeves both post emotional messages in honor of Lance Reddick following the actor’s shocking death at 60.
Pierce tweeted out his heartfelt message, writing: ‘A man of great strength and grace. As talented a musician as he was an actor. The epitome of class.’ ‘A sudden unexpected sharp painful grief for our artistic family. An unimaginable suffering for his personal family and loved ones. Godspeed my friend. You made your mark here. RIP.’
Writer and comedian Jake Fogelnest said he was ‘deeply sad’ to hear of his passing.
EGOT winner Viola Davis, who starred with the actor in 2012’s Won’t Back Down, expressed her grief.
‘Shocked!! Speechless!! This talented, kind, intelligent King is gone!!’ she posted. ‘I was blessed to have worked with you and blessed to have known you. Praying for comfort for your family and loved ones! Rest well Lance Reddick…..see you on the other side.
Grammy and Oscar winner Questlove wrote ‘I can’t take it anymore. rip Lance Reddick.’
Michael Connelly, who wrote the books on which the hit Bosch series is based, penned a loving farewell.
‘I’m thinking about my friend Lance Reddick. More than being a key ingredient in the Bosch show, he was a wonderful person, friend, and collaborator. He took a character who was paper-thin in the books and made Irvin Irving.
Ben Stiller shared a memory from his younger years about his experience with the late actor, writing,
‘Lance Reddick was a beautiful and compelling actor. And a beautiful person. He worked with my mom Anne Meara in her play Afterplay, playing Raziel, the waiter slash angel of death. He was exquisite in that and all he did. Nothing is lost.’
Kurtwood Smith, who worked with Reddick on 2019’s Business Ethics, remembered him as ‘A wonderful actor and such as decent man! Way too young to go!’
Lance Reddick cause of death
US media reports that Lance Reddick, an actor in the well-known HBO series The Wire, passed away at the age of 60. In the action-thriller movie series John Wick, Reddick played the role of Charon. The singer and actor passed away unexpectedly on Friday in his Los Angeles home from natural causes, according to his publicist.
According to the publicist, police were called to the actor’s home at about 09:30 local time (16:30 GMT). His publicist, Mia Hansen, issued a statement that read, “Lance will be deeply missed.
Please respect the privacy of his family at this time. Reddick was in the middle of a publicity trip for the upcoming fourth John Wick film, which is scheduled to hit theatres on March 24. Also, he will be seen in the upcoming John Wick spinoff Ballerina, which also stars Ana de Armas.
Reddick told the Los Angeles Times in 2009 that he felt like an “artist at heart”.
“When I went to drama school, I knew I was at least as talented as other students, but because I was a black man and I wasn’t pretty, I knew I would have to work my butt off to be the best that I would be,” he said at the time.
His death comes two years after Reddick’s co-star Michael K Williams, who played Omar in The Wire, died of an overdose. Last year, four people were charged for allegedly selling the drugs that Williams took before his death.
Quick Summary of Reddick’s Biography
Reddick, a Baltimore native, had a 25-year acting career that included roles in over a dozen movies and television programs. In the John Wick films, he played Charon, the hotel concierge at the Continental Hotel, a center of the New York underworld.
He appeared in the initial film, and both of its sequels, and is scheduled to appear in the fourth. The actor was also well-known for his breakthrough performance as Baltimore police lieutenant Cedric Daniels in the television series The Wire, which explored the heroin trade in Baltimore from the viewpoints of both law enforcement and drug users and dealers.
In addition, the actor starred in “Fringe,” “Bosch,” and the “Resident Evil” series on Netflix. He was also a seasoned voice actor, contributing his voice to computer games including the “Destiny” series, “Horizon Zero Dawn,” its 2022 prequel, and “Horizon Forbidden West.”
Reddick admitted to expecting the show to be a “success” but not realizing it would “become this phenomenon” in an interview with the Guardian in 2010. The actor appeared in both the science fiction action film Godzilla vs. Kong and the Resident Evil Netflix series.
Popular Works by Reddick
He was also well-known for his voice acting roles, particularly those in the Rick and Morty TV series. Reddick earned a bachelor’s degree in classical music from the Eastman School of Music at the University of Rochester in New York before enrolling in the Yale School of Drama.
For his part in the movie One Night in Miami, he and other cast members received SAG Award nominations in 2021.
In the crime thriller “The Wire,” Lance Reddick portrayed Cedric Daniels, a deputy commissioner for operations who later became a lawyer. David Simon was the creator of the HBO television series, which ran from June 2, 2002, to March 9, 2008.
It received four Critics Poll Awards, one WGA Award, and one TCA Award for what is widely regarded as one of the greatest TV shows ever produced.
Reddick played Phillip Broyles, a Homeland Security agent and the chief of the Fringe division, in the science-fiction FOX series “Fringe” (2008–13). He received two Saturn Award nominations for his performance.
On September 10, 2007, Christai Productions released “Contemplations & Remembrances,” the debut album by Lance Reddick. It consists of nine classical tracks: ‘Walking’, ‘Time to Say Goodbye’, ‘Lady in Black’, ‘Hello John’, ‘Voices’, ‘Work of Art’, ‘Our Journey’, ‘Tick Tock’, and ‘Remembering’. The actor is survived by his wife Stephanie, daughter Yvonne Nicole Reddick, son Christopher Reddick, and two grandchildren.
May the memories of Lance Reddick gives you strength in the days that lie ahead. We express our love, prayers, and wishes for eternal peace to his family, friends, and loved ones. Rest in peace, Reddick!
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