‘The Wire’ and ‘John Wick’ star Lance Reddick dead at 60

Actor Lance Reddick, who starred in the film ‘The Wire’ and later had prominent roles in the ‘John Wick’ movie franchise and the Amazon series,‘Bosch,’ has passed on Friday, March 17 at the age of 60.

The musician and actor died suddenly of natural causes on Friday in his Los Angeles home where Police were called to the actor’s house around 09:30 local time (16:30 GMT), his publicist said.

“Lance will be greatly missed,” his publicist, Mia Hansen, said in a statement, adding that; “Please respect his family’s privacy at this time.”

Reddick had been in the middle of a press tour for the fourth installment of the John Wick movies, which is slated to be released on March24.

He is also set to appear in the upcoming John Wick spinoff, Ballerina, starring Ana de Armas.

Reddick, a native of Baltimore, appeared in more than a dozen films and shows during his 25-year acting career.

He was Charon, the hotel concierge at a New York criminal underground hub called The Continental Hotel in the John Wick movies. He appeared in the original film, and its two sequels, and is set to appear in the fourth installment.

The actor was also known for his breakout role as Baltimore police lieutenant Cedric Daniels in The Wire, a series that ran from 2002 to 2008 and examined the narcotics scene in Baltimore from the perspective of law enforcement as well as drug dealers and users.

Reddick told the Guardian in 2010 that he thought the show would be a “hit” but did not anticipate it “would become this phenomenon”.

The actor was in the Resident Evil Netflix series and the science fiction-action movie Godzilla vs. Kong.

He was known for his voice acting work as well, including for the TV series Rick and Morty.


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