Lance Reddick, star of ‘The Wire’ and ‘John Wick’, dies at 60 – National

Lance Reddick, an actor famous for his roles in the John Wick movies and HBO Threaddied at the age of 60.

Reddick died “suddenly” on Friday morning, his publicist Mia Hansen said in a statement, attributing his death to natural causes. His death was first reported by celebrity website

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Reddick, who plays the character of Charon in the John Wick movies, had done a press tour for the franchise’s fourth installment and was due to visit The Kelly Clarkson Show next week.

The actor seemed to miss the New York premiere of Wick jeans 4 Wednesday, posting a video of himself with his dogs on social media. It is unclear why he chose not to attend the event.

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Reddick has often been decked out in immaculate suits or uniforms over the course of his career, playing tall, taciturn, elegant men of distinction. He was best known for his role as Lieutenant Cedric Daniels on the hit HBO series. Thread where his character was excruciatingly trapped in the messy politics of the Baltimore Police Department.

“I am an artist at heart. I feel that I am very good at what I do. When I went to drama school, I knew I was at least as talented as the other students, but because I was a black man and I wasn’t handsome, I knew I should work hard to be the best I could do. be and be noticed,” he told the Los Angeles Times in 2009.

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He has also had roles in small-screen productions, including american horror story, Fringe, Bosch, ounces And Lost.

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Reddick earned a 2021 SAG Award nomination for Regina King’s Lifetime Achievement One night in Miami. His upcoming projects include the 20th Century remake of white men can’t jump And Shirley, the Netflix biopic about former MP Shirley Chisholm. He was also to appear in the John Wick spin off Ballerinaas well as The Court Martial of Caine Mutiny.

Reddick, born and raised in Baltimore, was a Yale University Theater School graduate who enjoyed some success after school, but that was in season four of ouncesplaying a convicted undercover officer sent to prison who becomes a drug addict, whom Reddick made a career breakthrough.

“I was never interested in television. I always saw it as a means to an end. Like so many actors, I was only interested in theater and cinema. But ounces changed TV. It was the start of HBO’s reign of quality, edgy, artistic stuff. Things reminiscent of the great cinema of the 60s and 70s,” he told The Associated Press in 2011.

“When the opportunity to ounces came, I jumped. And when I read the pilot for Threadas a guy who never wanted to be on tv i realized i had to be on this show.

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Reddick is survived by his wife, Stephanie Reddick, and his children, Yvonne Nicole Reddick and Christopher Reddick.

with files from the Associated Press

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