John Wick star Lance Reddick dies hours before the new sequel premieres (video)
American actor Lance Reddick, best known for his roles in TV series "The Wire", "Fringe" and "Bush", has died.
Riddick's legal representative, James Hornstein, confirmed to the LA Times that the actor died of natural causes at his home in Los Angeles at the age of 60.
"We will miss Lance terribly," said Mia Hansen, Riddick's publicist. "Please respect the family's privacy at this time."
Lance, who was born on June 7, 1962, is best known for his role as Cedric Daniels in the crime series "The Wire" and the role of Philip Broyles in the science fiction series "Fringe".
He also participated in the works of "Lost", "Oz", "Corporate" and "Resident Evil".
Lance also participated in the "John Wick" series of films, including the fourth part, which is scheduled to be released in theaters on March 24, 2023, and he embodied the role of "Sharon".
Reddick reprises his role as Charon, the concierge of the Continental Hotel in New York City who appears throughout the sequels.
But his role in "The Wire" marked a quantum leap in his career. Often described as one of the best TV series of all time, this work tells the story of the struggle of a police drug squad against gangs in Baltimore City.
In the series, Lance Reddick plays Lieutenant Cedric Daniels, a cop who is conscientious to the point of being idealistic.
“The Wire” included a group of stars, including Idris Elba and Michael Kenneth Williams, who died in 2021 and was highly appreciated for his character “Omar Little”, a gay outlaw who applies strict rules of conduct.
Lance Reddick was married to Stephanie Reddick and had two children, according to his agent.
A large number of celebrities paid tribute to the late actor.
Among them, "The Wire" star Wendell Pearce described him on Twitter as "a man of great strength and elegance" and "the epitome of class".
Writer Stephen King wrote, "A wonderful actor, a wonderful man. This is sad news.”
HBO praised Braddick, saying he is an actor "who is greatly regarded by all who have known and worked with him."
"We are proud to be part of his legacy. He will be greatly missed," she added.
Actors Keanu Reeves and Chad Stahelski, his co-stars in the "John Wick" films, also expressed their grief.
"We are deeply saddened and heartbroken for the loss of our beloved friend and colleague," they said in a statement. "He was an accomplished professional and a pleasure to work with."