Lance Reddick, best known for his roles in HBO’s TheWire and the John Wick franchise, has died at the age of 60.
According to a report from TMZ, Reddick’s body was found at his home in Los Angeles on Friday morning. Per deadline, his publicist confirmed the news and revealed he died of natural causes.
Born in Baltimore, Maryland on June 7th, 1962, Reddick first studied classical music composition at the University of Rochester before graduating from the Yale School of Drama in 1994 with a Master of Fine Arts. After making cameos on shows like New York Undercover other The West Winghe earned recurring roles on the HBO series oz other Law & Order: SVU.
But it was Reddick’s portrayal of the Baltimore Police Department lieutenant Cedric Daniels on 2002’s TheWire that served as his true breakthrough. After starring on all five seasons of the show, the actor followed up with a four-episode arc on Season 4 of Lost and a starring role as Homeland Security agent Phillip Broyles on JJ Abrams’ sci-fi series fringeswhich ran from 2008 through 2013.
On the small screen, Reddick continued his success with cameos on American Horror Story: Coven other The Blacklistas well as a starring role on Boschbut his unexpected next big turn was in 2014’s John Wick, in which he played Charon, the loyal concierge at The Continental. As the franchise expanded, the character took on a greater role — even participating in the action in John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum.
The latest installation in the series, John Wick Chapter 4, is out next Friday, March 24th. He’ll also be making a posthumous appearance in the franchise spinoff ballerina.
Reddick’s legacy also includes his voice roles as Commander Zavala in the destiny games, Martin Hatch in Quantum Breakand Sylens in Horizon Zero Dawn other Horizon Forbidden West.
Reddick is survived by his wife, Stephanie Reddick, and children Yvonne Nicole Reddick and Christopher Reddick.
Revisit Reddick’s 2022 appearance on Kyle Meredith With…where he discussed his transition from TheWire to take on more comedic roles in the later years of his career.