Actor Lance Reddick dies at 60
Lance Reddick, an actor in popular HBO series The Wire, has died at aged 60, according to US media outlets.
Reddick was also known for starring as Charon in the John Wick action-thriller movie franchise.
The musician and actor died suddenly of natural causes on Friday in his Los Angeles home, his publicist said.
“Lance will be greatly missed,” his publicist, Mia Hansen, said in a statement. “Please respect his family’s privacy at this time.”
According to BBC, 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 24 March.
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 movie, 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.
He earned a SAG Award nomination in 2021 along with fellow cast members for his role in the film One Night in Miami.
The actor is survived by his wife, Stephanie, as well as a daughter, Yvonne Nicole Reddick, and a son, Christopher Reddick.
Writing by Fany Olumoye; Editing by Julian Osamoto