John Wick & Fringe Actor Lance Reddick Dead at 60

Lance Reddick, the talented actor who is known for John Wick, Fringe, The Wire, Lost, and many other roles, passed away at the age of 60. The cause of death was given as natural causes.

Lance Reddick

Reddick, who was a staple on The Wire as Cedric Daniels, has played numerous roles in live-action and voice acting. Born in Baltimore, Reddick aimed for a career in music, but after a back injury, he reevaluated his goals and joined the Yale School of Drama. He made his television debut in 1996 in the series New York Undercover. He also had an affinity for accents and was much sought after for voice acting roles.

He was immensely popular as Phillip Broyles on the science fiction drama Fringe, appearing in 90 episodes. His role in the John Wick franchise resonated with audiences as well. His final appearance in that franchise is in the soon-to-be-released John Wick: Chapter 4. Projects that he finished before his untimely death include playing Zeus in an episode of Percy Jackson and the Olympians, and the remake of White Men Can’t Jump coming later this year.

His voice acting work included The Legend of Vox Machina, Farzar, Batman Unburied, Ducktales, and The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes. He also demonstrated his musical talents in an episode of Bosch and one of Fringe.

Wendell Pierce, Reddick’s co-star on The Wire wrote on Twitter:

“A man of great strength and grace. As talented a musician as he was an actor. The epitome of class.”

“The Wire” creator David Simon also spoke about Reddick on Twitter:

“Consummate professional, devoted collaborator, lovely and gentle man, loyal friend. Could go on, but no, I can”t go on. This is gutting. And way, way, way too soon.”

John Wick: Chapter Four director Chad Stahelski and star Keanu Reeves said they are dedicating the film to Reddick and were “deeply saddened and heartbroken at the loss.”

Reddick was also scheduled to appear at Steel City Con in Monroeville, PA, from March 31st to April 2nd. A show employee expressed his deep sadness at the passing of this talented actor and knows he will be missed at the convention.

We at Fandom Spotlite would like to give our deepest condolences to Lance Reddick’s family, friends, and fans.

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