New Delhi: Lance Reddick, a character actor known for playing focused, frigid, and potentially menacing authorities in movies and television, including The Wire, Fringe, and the John Wick series, has passed away. He was 60.
Reddick’s spokesperson Mia Hansen stated in a statement that he passed away “suddenly” Friday morning and that natural causes were to blame. No more information was given.
Reddick’s co-star on The Wire, Wendell Pierce, paid tribute on Twitter. He wrote, “A man of great strength and grace.” John Wick — Chapter Four director Chad Stahelski and star Keanu Reeves said they dedicating the upcoming film to Reddick and were “deeply saddened and heartbroken at the loss.”
The Wire creator David Simon praised Reddick on Twitter: “Consummate professional, devoted collaborator, lovely and gentle man, loyal friend. Could go on, but no, I can’t go on. This is gutting. And way, way, way too soon.”
Lance Reddick and his characters
Throughout his career, Reddick was frequently cast as tall, reserved, and distinguished men of distinction. Generally wearing a suit or a sharp uniform. In The Wire, his character was agonisingly caught in the murky intrigues of the Baltimore police department. It made him most famous for his portrayal of the stiff-upper Lt. Cedric Daniels.
Reddick received a SAG Award nomination in 2021 for his work in the Regina King ensemble movie One Night in Miami. He was on Bosch for seven years and had recurrent parts on Intelligence and American Horror Story.
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