Actor Lance Reddick, beloved by audiences for his roles in hit shows like ‘The Wire’ and ‘John Wick’, has passed away at age 60. Reddick’s representative, Mia Hansen, confirmed the news on Friday, stating that the actor passed away suddenly from natural causes. Reddick began his career in the 1990s with notable roles in shows like “New York Undercover” and “The West Wing,” before eventually landing his breakout role as Cedric Daniels on “The Wire.”
Reddick was known for his exceptional talent both on and off the screen. In addition to acting, he was also a gifted musician who was skilled in several different instruments. An alumnus of Yale University, Reddick was a passionate supporter of the arts and frequently worked to provide opportunities for young actors and artists.
Following news of his untimely passing, Reddick’s colleagues and fans took to social media to pay tribute to the actor’s life and work. Wendell Pierce, Reddick’s co-star on “The Wire,” wrote a heartfelt message on Twitter, describing Reddick as “a man of great strength and grace” who would be deeply missed.
Other co-stars, including Isiah Whitlock Jr. and Kirk Acevedo, also expressed their sorrow at Reddick’s passing and shared fond memories of working with the actor. James Gunn, co-chief of DC Studios, remembered Reddick as an “incredibly nice guy” and “incredibly talented actor.”
Reddick’s contributions to the entertainment industry will be deeply missed, but his impact will continue to be felt for years to come. He leaves behind a legacy of exceptional talent and unwavering dedication to his craft.