Lance Reddick: ‘The Wire’ and ‘John Wick’ star, dies at 60: cause of death!

Lance Reddick: ‘The Wire’ and ‘John Wick’ star, dies at 60: cause of death!

Lance Reddick

Lance Reddick

Lance Reddick, a character actor who specialized in playing intense, terrifying, and arguably sinister authority figures on television and films such as The Wire, Fringe, and the John Wick series, has passed away. He was 60 years old. 

Reddick died "suddenly" on Friday morning, his publicist Mia Hansen said in a statement, attributing his death to natural causes. His death was first reported by celebrity website TMZ.com.

tributes have surfaced on social media following news of the deaths, with director James Gunn calling Reddick an "incredibly nice guy and  incredibly talented actor" in a tweet and  paying tribute to Reddick's co-star Wendell Pierce in "The Wire" on Twitter . "A man of great strength and grace," writes E. "A musician as talented as an actor.  

Reddick  often wore a smart suit or uniform throughout his career and embodied a tall, taciturn, elegant man.He is best known for his role as the naïve Lieutenant Cedric Daniels on the HBO hit  series The Wire, in which his character was painfully caught up in the confusing politics of the Baltimore Police Department. 

“I'm an artist at heart. I feel like I'm very good at what I do. When I went to drama school, I knew I was at least as talented as the other students, but because I was a black male and not good looking, I knew I had to work hard to be the best  I could be. to stand out and  be noticed," he told the Los Angeles Times in 2009.

Reddick also starred  as  special agent Phillip Broyles on Fox's Fringe, dressed up Matthew Abaddon in Lost, and played the versatile Continental Hotel doorman Charon in the John Wick films, including the fourth in the franchise. this month. 

He was nominated for a 2021 SAG Award  as part of  Regina King's One Night in Miami team. Reddick had recurring roles on Intelligence and American Horror Story, and appeared on the series Bosch for seven years.

His upcoming projects include the 20th Century remake of White Men Can't Jump and Shirley, a Netflix biopic about former Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm. He would also  appear in the John Wick spin-offs Ballerina and The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial. 

Born and raised in Baltimore, Reddick is a graduate of Yale University Theater School and had some post-school success in guest or recurring roles on CSI: Miami and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. He has also acted in several films including I Dreamed of Africa, The Siege and Great Expectations.

“I was never interested in television. I've always seen it as a means to an end. Like  many actors, I was only interested in  theater and cinema. But Oz changed television. 

It was the beginning of HBO's reign over high-quality, cutting-edge art material.Stuff reminiscent of the great cinema of the '60s and '70s," he told the Associated Press in 2011.  And when I read the pilot for The Wire as a kid who never wanted to be on TV, I knew I had to be on this show. 

Reddick attends the prestigious Eastman School of Music, where he studied classical composition and  played  the piano, and his debut album jazzy Contemplations and Remembrances was released in 2011.

Reddick had a recurring role as Jeffrey Tetazoo, director of the Central Intelligence Agency, on the CBS show Intelligence. In American Horror Story: Coven, Reddick played Papa Legba, the intermediary between humanity and the spirit world. 

Reddick is survived by his wife Stephanie Reddick and their children Yvonne Nicole Reddick and Christopher Reddick.

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