Actor and Musician Lance Reddick passed away

Lance Reddick, an American actor best known for his roles in ‘The Wire’ and the ‘John Wick’ series, died at the age of 60. According to sources, his body was discovered at his Studio City home around 9:30 a.m. yesterday. Although the exact cause of death is unknown at this time, sources claim that it was a natural death. The musician was on a press tour for John Wick: Chapter 4, the fourth installment in the John Wick franchise, which is set to be released on March 24, and in which he plays the character Charon.

According to reports, Reddick was scheduled to appear as a guest on Kelly Clarkson’s talk show next week. His most recent Instagram post was an advertisement with the description, “On screen and off, it’s no surprise I love spoiling my dogs. @officialhardrock makes it easy with a full line of @johnwickmovie dog swag available at @hardrockhotels Unleashed locations, and a very special #NationalPuppyDay event at @hardrockhotelnyc to support @animalleague. Check out my story for more information.”

After appearing in a few episodes for the first few years, Reddick landed his first major role in the prison drama ‘Oz’ in 2000, playing an undercover officer. In 2002, he was cast as a police lieutenant on the crime drama series ‘The Wire.’ From 2008 to 2013, Reddick also starred in the science fiction series ‘Fringe,’ for which he was nominated for two Saturn Awards. From 2014 to 2021, he served as a deputy chief officer in the cop procedural series ‘Bosch.’

Reddick first appeared in the action-thriller film ‘John Wick’ in 2014, and he has since appeared in three more films in the series, the fourth of which is set to be released this month. Reddick has also appeared in ‘Resident Evil’ on Netflix and ‘The Legend of Vox Machina’ on Amazon. Reddick has also worked as a voice over artist, lending his voice to the video games ‘Destiny,’ ‘Destiny 2,’ ‘Horizon: Zero Dawn,’ and ‘Horizon: Forbidden West.’

He holds a Bachelor of Music from the University of Rochester and released his debut album, ‘Contemplations & Remembrances’ in 2007. Disney+’s fantasy series ‘Percy Jackson and the Olympians,’ Hulu’s sports comedy film’ White Men Can’t Jump’, Netflix’s Shirley Chisholm biopic ‘Shirley,’ action-thriller film ‘Ballerina,’ and the space drama ‘Apteros’ are among Reddick’s posthumous releases.

After the news broke, fans and industry colleagues flooded in with condolences and messages of love. “A man of great strength and grace,” wrote actor Wendell Pierce. He was a musician as well as an actor. The epitome of style. For our artistic family, it was a sudden, unexpected, sharp, and painful loss. Unimaginable agony for his own family and loved ones. Best wishes, my friend. You left your mark here. RIP.” “Lance Reddick was an incredibly nice guy, and an incredibly talented actor,” filmmaker James Gunn tweeted. It’s heartbreaking. My heartfelt condolences go out to all of his family, friends, and collaborators.”


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