Lance Reddick Star of ‘John Wick & The Wire’ Dead at 60

He reportedly died ‘suddenly’ of natural causes on Friday.

FILE PHOTO: Actor Lance Reddick arrives at the 46th NAACP Image Awards in Pasadena, California February 6, 2015. REUTERS/Jonathan Alcorn

American actor Lance Reddick known for his roles in The Wire and John Wick has died. He was 60.

His publicist Mia Hansen said he “passed away suddenly this morning from natural causes.” “Lance will be greatly missed. Please respect his family’s privacy at this time”, the statement said.

Tributes have poured in for the actor since his death was announced. The Wire Co-star, Wendell Pierce said “A man of great strength and grace. As talented a musician as he was an actor. 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. RIP.”

American actor, comedian and filmmaker, Ben Stiller tweeted “Lance Reddick was a beautiful and compelling actor. And a beautiful person. He worked with my mom Anne Meara in her play “Afterplay”, playing Raziel, the waiter slash angel of death. He was exquisite in that and all he did. Nothing is lost.”

Reddick was best known for starring as Charon in the John Wick franchise (2014-2020). He was born and raised in Baltimore. Among his upcoming projects is 20th Century’s remake of White Men Can’t Jump and Ballerina.

He earned a SAG Award nomination in 2021 as part of the ensemble for Regina King’s film One Night in Miami.

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