John Wick Actor Lance Reddick Dies at 60

Lance Reddick Dies: The John Wick star’s publicist Mia Hansen said his death is natural.

John Wick Actor Lance Reddick Dies at 60
John Wick Actor Lance Reddick Dies at 60

Actor Lance Reddick, best known for featuring in The Wire and John Wick, died at the age of 60 on Friday morning. His publicist Mia Hansen said in a statement, attributing his death to natural causes. His death was first reported by the celebrity website TMZ.Com.  Reddick, 60, began his career in the ’90s, with credits in shows like “New York Undercover” and “The West Wing.” He began earning roles in regional theatre and at 29, he applied– and was accepted — to Yale University to study drama, eventually graduating.

In New York, he first auditioned for The Wire creator David Simon for his project The Corner, an HBO miniseries that came two years before Simon’s The Wire. After learning about the unfortunate news, his ‘The Wire’ co-star Wendell Pierce paid him an emotional tribute.

“As talented a musician as he was an actor,” Pierce wrote. “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.”

The Wire star Isiah Whitlock Jr. also paid tribute. writing on Twitter, “Shocked and saddened by the news that Lance Reddick has passed away. Truly heartbreaking. R.I.P. My friend. You will be missed.”

Kirk Acevedo, who starred alongside Reddick on Oz and Fringe tweeted, “You’ll be terribly missed.” Acevedo also shared the last exchange he had with Reddick after Oz star Granville Adams passed away.
DC Studios co-chief James Gunn also took to Twitter to remember Reddick, describing the late actor as “an incredibly nice guy” and “incredibly talented actor.” “This is heartbreaking. My love goes out to all his family, friends, and collaborators,” Gunn wrote.

Reddick was also among the SAG-nominated ensemble of Regina King’s One Night in Miami and worked on Netflix’s Resident Evil series, Comedy Central’s Corporate and FX’s American Horror Story.

May his soul rest in peace.

(inputs from ANI)

Published Date: March 18, 2023 8:57 AM IST

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