The Wire and John Wick actor Lance Reddick dies aged 60
Tributes have flooded in for actor Lance Reddick who was found dead at his home aged 60.
The body of the actor, known for his iconic role on The Wire and later starring in the John Wick franchise, was discovered at his home in Studio City, California on Friday.
It is unclear what caused the star’s death but law enforcement sources informed TMZ that it appears to be “natural”.
The Baltimore native was seemingly in good spirits taking a selfie video with his dogs howling at his apartment instead of attending the John Wick 4 premiere on Wednesday. No reason was given for his absence from the glitzy bash.
Reddick who was in the middle of a publicity tour for John Wick: Chapter 4 is said to have had a guest appearance on The Kelly Clarkson Show booked in next week.
In a joint statement shared with US media outlets, Reeves and John Wick director Chad Stahelski described him as a “consummate professional”.
“We are deeply saddened and heartbroken at the loss of our beloved friend and colleague Lance Reddick,” the statement read.
“He was the consummate professional and a joy to work with. Our love and prayers are with his wife Stephanie, his children, family and friends.
“We dedicate the film to his loving memory. We will miss him dearly.”
Tributes flooded social media for the actor perhaps best known for his role as Lt. Cedric Daniels on the hit HBO show The Wire.
A man of great strength and grace. As talented a musician as he was an actor. The epitome of class. An 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 pic.twitter.com/Xy0pl5c4NR
— Wendell Pierce (@WendellPierce) March 17, 2023
Director James Gunn said: “Lance Reddick was an incredibly nice guy, and an incredibly talented actor. This is heartbreaking. My love goes out to all his family, friends, and collaborators.”
Comedian Ben Stiller added: “Lance Reddick was an 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.”
Musician and film director Questlove tweeted: “I can’t take it no more. RIP Lance Reddick.”
Reddick’s first major TV role came on Season 4 of HBO’s prison drama Oz in 2000.
His last role came as Charon, the gun-toting concierge helping Keanu Reeves’ character at the Continental Hotel in the John Wick franchise.
Reddick is survived by his wife, Stephanie Reddick, and children, Yvonne Nicole Reddick and Christopher Reddick.
Donations in his memory can be made to momcares.org in Baltimore, his hometown.