Lance Reddick, the actor recognized for his work on The Wire and within the John Wick movie franchise, died Friday morning. He was 60.
“Acclaimed actor Lance Reddick handed away abruptly this morning from pure causes,” his publicist confirmed to Self-importance Truthful.
Reddick was a prolific actor who labored throughout each movie and tv, with roles on HBO’s Oz, Amazon’s Bosch, and Netflix’s Resident Evil. However he was maybe finest recognized for his position because the bold and hard Lt. Cedric Daniels on The Wire. David Simon’s police drama launched him to many tv viewers. “It actually turned a worldwide phenomenon by means of individuals sharing the DVDs all around the world,” Reddick informed GQ in 2019, including, “It’s an iconic piece of historical past and I really feel very lucky and pleased with the work we did with that.”
Extra lately, Reddick appeared within the John Wick motion pictures as Chiron, a concierge on the Continental Lodge in New York. The fourth film within the franchise, John Wick: Chapter 4, premieres Could 27, and Reddick had lately been doing promotional work for the movie. He was additionally anticipated to reprise his position in Ballerina, the John Wick spinoff starring Ana de Armas.
Reddick was born in Baltimore and developed a ardour for music at a younger age. He performed piano and studied classical music composition on the College of Rochester’s Eastman College of Music. However after struggling an damage whereas working as a struggling musician in Boston, he turned his consideration to performing. He studied at Yale College of Drama and commenced reserving tv roles within the mid-Nineteen Nineties. Over time, he appeared in tasks as different as Misplaced, Fringe, and Comedy Central’s Company.
All through his profession, Reddick remained dedicated to music, even releasing an album, Contemplations & Remembrances, in 2007. He additionally lent his skills to video video games comparable to Future and Horizon Zero Daybreak. Along with his work within the upcoming John Wick: Chapter 4 and Ballerina, Reddick is predicted to look posthumously within the White Males Can’t Bounce remake out in Could and within the Percy Jackson and the Olympians collection for Disney+.
Reddick is survived by his spouse, Stephanie Reddick, and kids, Yvonne Nicole Reddick and Christopher Reddick.