‘The Wire’ and ‘John Wick’ Actor Lance Reddick Dead at 60

‘The Wire’ and ‘John Wick’ Actor Lance Reddick Dead at 60
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At the age of 60, actor Lance Reddick passed away. He was most recognized for his work on The Wire and in the John Wick series. According to TMZ, around 9:30 on Friday morning, Reddick's body was discovered at his Studio City residence. Although officials say it looks to be from natural causes, his cause of death is still unknown. Reddick had been preoccupied with a press tour to support John Wick: Chapter 4. In every one of the four movies, he played the role of Charon. His role as Cedric Daniels on The Wire made him the most well-known actor in television. The HBO series included his role in all five seasons. Reddick also played Chief Irvin Irving in Bosch and Phillip Broyles in Fringe. He also played prominent roles in a number of TV programs. such as Netflix's Resident Evil, Lost, and Oz.

Actor Lance Reddick Dies in the Middle of ‘John Wick’ Press Tour

Reddick was due to appear on The Kelly Clarkson Show the next week after being very busy promoting the fourth John Wick film. According to The Mirror, Reddick posted a video of himself with his dogs on social media this past Wednesday, just before he was scheduled to make an appearance at the John Wick: Chapter 4 premiere in New York City. It is currently unknown why Reddick decided not to attend the event.

Along with his involvement in the John Wick series, Reddick has appeared in films including Godzilla vs. Kong and Angel Has Fallen. He also contributed voices to a lot of video games. Reddick provided the voices for Commander Zavala in the Destiny series, Sylens in Horizon Zero Dawn and Horizon Forbidden West, and Martin Hatch in Quantum Break.

Lance Reddick had finished a number of projects that he will appear in posthumously before he passed away. They include the co-written film White Man Can't Jump (by Kenya Barris, creator of Black-ish), as well as Charon's final appearance in the John Wick spin-off Ballerina. In the Disney+ series Percy Jackson and the Olympians, he will also be seen as Zeus.

Actor Lance Reddick received his MFA from Yale after graduating from the University of Rochester with a degree in music.

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