Lance Reddick, an actor well-known for his roles within the John Wick films and HBO’s The Wire, has died on the age of 60.
Reddick died “instantly” Friday morning, his publicist Mia Hansen mentioned in an announcement, attributing his loss of life to pure causes. His loss of life was first reported by movie star web site TMZ.com.
Reddick, who performs the character of Charon within the John Wick films, had been on a press tour for the franchise’s fourth instalment and was set to go to The Kelly Clarkson Present subsequent week.
The actor appeared to skip out on the New York Metropolis premiere of John Wick 4 on Wednesday, posting a video of himself together with his canines on social media as an alternative. It’s not clear why he selected to not attend the occasion.
Reddick was typically put in a go well with or a crisp uniform throughout his profession, enjoying tall taciturn and chic males of distinction. He was greatest identified for his function as straight-laced Lt. Cedric Daniels on the hit HBO collection The Wire the place his character was agonizingly trapped within the messy politics of the Baltimore police division.
“I’m an artist at coronary heart. I really feel that I’m excellent at what I do. After I went to drama faculty, I knew I used to be a minimum of as proficient as different college students, however as a result of I used to be a Black man and I wasn’t fairly, I knew I must work my butt off to be the most effective that I'd be, and to be seen,” he instructed the Los Angeles Occasions in 2009.
He additionally had roles in small display screen productions together with American Horror Story, Fringe, Bosch, Oz and Misplaced.
Reddick earned a SAG Award nomination in 2021 as a part of the ensemble for Regina King’s movie One Evening in Miami. His upcoming tasks embrace twentieth Century’s remake of White Males Can’t Leap and Shirley, Netflix’s biopic of former Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm. He was additionally slated to look within the John Wick spinoff Ballerina, in addition to The Caine Mutiny Court docket-Martial.
The Baltimore-born-and-raised Reddick was a Yale College drama faculty graduate who loved some success after faculty, nevertheless it was on season 4 of Oz, enjoying a doomed undercover officer despatched to jail who turns into an addict, that Reddick had a profession breakthrough.
“I used to be by no means all in favour of tv. I all the time noticed it as a way to an finish. Like so many actors, I used to be solely all in favour of doing theater and movie. However Oz modified tv. It was the start of HBO’s reign on high quality, edgy, creative stuff. Stuff that harkens again to nice cinema of the ’60s and ’70s,” he instructed The Related Press in 2011.
“When the chance for Oz got here up, I jumped. And once I learn the pilot for The Wire, as a man that by no means wished to be on tv, I noticed I needed to be on this present.”
Reddick is survived by his spouse, Stephanie Reddick, and youngsters, Yvonne Nicole Reddick and Christopher Reddick.
— with information from The Related Press
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