Lance Reddick, an actor best known for his roles in The Wire and John Wick, has passed away. He was 60.
His representative at Portrait PR has confirmed the news and said that he passed away due to natural causes. Only this past week, the actor was appearing alongside Keanu Reeves in press interviews for the upcoming film John Wick 4.
In the early 1980s, Lance attended the Yale School of Drama at the same time as Angela Bassett. But, he did not achieve widespread recognition until the 2000s, when he portrayed Cedric Daniels in The Wire for a total of five seasons.
Daniels, a police officer played by Lance, is featured in each and every one of the show’s sixty episodes, rising through the ranks from lieutenant to major to the commissioner.
After that, he went on to star in cult TV blockbusters such as Fringe (where he played the role of Phillip Broyles) and Bosch (where he played the role of Chief Irvin Irving).
After starring alongside Keanu in the first John Wick movie as Charon, a New York hotel concierge, in 2014, he went on to feature in all three John Wick sequels over the course of the subsequent nine years.
On March 24, 2023, the release of the fourth film is scheduled.
With Jessica Parker Kennedy and Walker Scobell, Lance was also slated to play the role of the Greek deity Zeus in the new series Percy Jackson and the Olympians, which will air on Disney+ and is an adaptation of the book series of the same name.
Being an avid animal lover, Lance owned four canines, and his final tweets on social media paid tribute to his beloved pets.
“It should come as no surprise that I like doting on my pets, both on and off camera. @officialhardrock makes it simple by offering a complete collection of @johnwickmovie dog merchandise, which can be purchased at @hardrockhotels “He wrote the caption underneath an Instagram image that showed him with four canine companions.
“Unleashed locations, as well as a very unique event to celebrate “National Puppy Day” at @hardrockhotelnyc in order to assist @animalleague. Read more about it in my tale if you’re interested.”
His most recent tweet was also a video of his dogs barking, and when he looked directly into the camera, he remarked, “And the beat continues on… #dogsoftwitter.”