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The Wire, John Wick star Lance Reddick dead at 60

Author: Editors Desk Source: News Corp Australia Network:
March 17, 2023 at 18:02
Lance Reddick has died at age 60.
Lance Reddick has died at age 60.

The Wire star Lance Reddick died Saturday, his reps confirmed to Variety. He was 60.

Reddick’s body was discovered at his home in Studio City, California, per TMZ, which was the first to report the news.

While his cause of death is unknown at this time, law enforcement sources told the outlet that it “appears to be natural”.

Reddick had been in the midst of a press tour for John Wick: Chapter 4, which is set to be released in theatres on March 23, when he died.

He also had an appearance on The Kelly Clarkson Show scheduled for next week to talk about reprising his role as Charon.

Lance Reddick as Charon with Keanu Reeves in John Wick.
Lance Reddick as Charon with Keanu Reeves in John Wick.

Just days before his death, Reddick posted a carousel of snaps of himself sitting on the couch with his four dogs — instead of attending the newest John Wick premiere in New York City.

“On screen and off, it’s no surprise I love spoiling my dogs,” he captioned the post on Wednesday. “@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.”

He did not mention why he skipped the movie’s big premiere night.

Lance Reddick loved his dogs.
Lance Reddick loved his dogs.

Reddick is best known for playing Baltimore police officer Cedric Daniels in the hit HBO show The Wire for five seasons.

He has also appeared in FringeOzLostGodzilla vs. Kong, and provided his voice and likeness for video game characters in Quantum BreakHorizon Zero DawnHorizon Forbidden West, and the Destiny franchise.

Reddick was born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland. He earned a music degree from the University of Rochester and he got his Master of Fine Arts from Yale.

Lance tied the knot with his longtime girlfriend, Stephanie Reddick, in June 2011. The couple first met in met in 1999 while he was performing in a play at the Guthrie Theater, which is where she worked.

Prior to that, Lance wed Suzanne Yvonne Louis in 1986. During the course of their marriage, they welcomed two kids together: Yvonne and Christopher.

Sadly, Louis passed away from a heart attack in 2011.

This article was originally published by Page Six and reproduced with permission

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