US actor Lance Reddick, ‘The Wire’ and ‘John Wick’ star, dies at 60

Issued on: 18/03/2023 – 07:42

Actor Lance Reddick who performed steely Baltimore police lieutenant Cedric Daniels in hit TV present “The Wire” has died, his publicist stated Friday. He was 60.

Reddick, who additionally appeared within the “John Wick” sequence of movies reverse Keanu Reeves, was discovered useless at his house within the Studio Metropolis space of Los Angeles, commerce title TMZ reported.”Acclaimed actor Lance Reddick handed away instantly this morning from pure causes,” publicist Mia Hansen informed AFP.”Lance will probably be enormously missed.”Reddick rose to prominence in 2000 on the HBO jail drama “Oz” by which he performed an undercover detective battling the medication commerce, however who quickly will get drawn into dependancy.However it was for his function on “The Wire” that he turned greatest recognized.The HBO present, which ran for 5 seasons, adopted a narcotics division pitting their wits towards town’s highly effective drug gangs.
Lance Reddick is the type of actor that improved each single mission simply by being there. This loss is immeasurable. Might he relaxation in peace.— BJ Colangelo (@bjcolangelo) March 17, 2023

With its complicated writing and gritty casting, “The Wire” is usually cited as probably the greatest ever TV exhibits.It made family names of a number of of its stars, together with Dominic West, Idris Elba, Wendell Pierce, Michael B. Jordan and the late Michael Kenneth Williams, who delivered probably the most singular performances in current display historical past as Omar Little.After “The Wire,” Reddick was forged in “John Wick” as Charon, a concierge at a New York lodge who labored alongside Reeves’ hitman.Reeves and “John Wick” director Chad Stahelski informed Selection they had been mourning the lack of the forged member.”We’re deeply saddened and heartbroken on the lack of our beloved good friend and colleague,” an announcement stated.”He was the consummate skilled and a pleasure to work with.”
Fellow “The Wire” star Pierce paid tribute on Twitter to “a person of nice energy and style. The epitome of sophistication.” Reddick’s dying was a “sudden surprising sharp painful grief for our creative household. An unimaginable struggling for his private household and family members. Godspeed my good friend. You made your mark right here. RIP.”Horror author Stephen King tweeted that he had been midway by re-watching “The Wire.””Great actor; fantastic man. That is unhappy information,” he wrote.Performer Ben Stiller praised a “stunning and compelling actor,” recalling how Reddick had labored together with his mom, Anne Meara, in a play.”He was beautiful in that and all he did,” he tweeted.HBO’s company account wrote Reddick was “held within the highest regard by all who knew and labored with him and we’re proud to be a part of his legacy. He will probably be missed dearly.”Reddick is survived by his spouse Stephanie Reddick, and kids Yvonne Nicole Reddick and Christopher Reddick, his publicist stated.(AFP)