Keanu Reeves ‘heartbroken’ over death of ‘John Wick’ co-star Lance Reddick
Keanu Reeves is mourning the untimely death of his “John Wick” co-star Lance Reddick after he passed away on Friday at age 60.
“We are deeply saddened and heartbroken at the loss of our beloved friend and colleague Lance Reddick,” Reeves, 58, and director Chad Stahelski said in a joint statement to Variety.
“He was the consummate professional and a joy to work with. Our love and prayers are with his wife Stephanie, his children, family and friends.”
The duo said they will dedicate “John Wick: Chapter 4,” which is set to be released in theaters on March 23, to Reddick’s “loving memory.”
“We will miss him dearly,” they concluded.
In a statement to People, reps for Reddick confirmed his death, saying that he “passed away suddenly this morning from natural causes.”
“Lance was best known for his roles in ‘The Wire,’ ‘Bosch,’ Netflix’s ‘Resident Evil’ and the ‘John Wick’ films,” his reps continued. “He is survived by his wife, Stephanie Reddick, and children, Yvonne Nicole Reddick and Christopher Reddick.”
“Lance will be greatly missed. Please respect his family’s privacy at this time.”
According to TMZ, law enforcement said Reddick’s body was discovered at his home in Studio City, Calif.
Wendell Pierce, who starred alongside Lance on the hit HBO show “The Wire,” mourned the loss of a “man of great strength and grace” on Twitter Friday.
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“As talented a musician as he was an actor,” he tweeted. “The epitome of class. An [sic] sudden unexpected sharp painful grief for our artistic family. An unimaginable suffering for his personal family and loved ones. Godspeed my friend. You made your mark here. RIP.”
Ben Stiller also took to Twitter to honor Lance, who worked alongside the “Zoolander” actor’s late mother, Anne Meara, in the play “Afterplay.”
“Lance Reddick was an [sic] beautiful and compelling actor,” he tweeted. “And a beautiful person … He was exquisite in that and all he did. Nothing is lost.”
In December 2021, Lance praised his working relationship with Reeves, describing the “Matrix” star as “someone who’s very generous as an actor and then all about the work.”
“On one hand I feel like I don’t know him very well but on the other, I just adore that guy,” he told Vulture at the time. “He’s such a wonderful human being.”
Law Roach is clearing the air on his retirement plans.
The celebrity stylist abruptly announced he’s quitting his day job in a shocking Instagram post earlier this week, with fans speculating that the final straw was an incident involving Zendaya at the Louis Vuitton show during Paris Fashion Week earlier this month.
In a video clip that made the rounds on social media, Roach appears upset after an exchange with his superstar client, who sat front row and motioned to the seat behind her, seemingly suggesting Roach sit there.
Roach — who also counts Priyanka Chopra, Hailee Steinfeld, Hunter Schafer, Celine Dion, Ariana Grande and more as current and former clients — addressed the moment and elaborated further on his decision to give up celebrity styling in an interview with The Cut published Friday.
He revealed that he and the “Euphoria” actress were running late to the Vuitton show and they arrived with “a lot of anxiety,” because “Zendaya is really respectful and she doesn’t like people to have to wait on her.”
Since Vuitton employs multiple other ambassadors — including Sophie Turner, Emma Stone, Ana de Armas, Alicia Vikander and Chloë Grace Moretz — who all received prime perches, Zendaya was only allotted a single seat in the front row, leaving Roach without a spot.
“Even for years, like, I’m always used to sitting next to her. And so, in my mind, my seat was next to her. So when I got there and it wasn’t, you know, it wasn’t a problem, but there was nobody to tell me where my actual seat was,” he explained, adding that looking at the clothing side by side has become the duo’s routine.
“And so the seat behind her, when you see her turn around and touch the seat, it wasn’t her telling me to sit there, it was her telling me like, ‘That’s Darnell’s seat,’ which is her assistant. I’m not gonna sit in Darnell’s seat,” Roach said, referring to the viral video.
“That became really tough, because it made people think that Zendaya wasn’t taking care of me and wasn’t making sure I was taken care of.”
Roach said that after the show, he and Zendaya went to the afterparty, and emphasized that he has “no beef” with LVMH, Louis Vuitton’s parent company.
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In the long-ranging interview, Roach also discusses his past clash with Dior (also owned by LVMH), which he claims didn’t credit him for clothes he helped design for Anya Taylor-Joy — “Don’t erase me,” he said — as well as comments he allegedly made to Priyanka Chopra Jonas about her size, his reputation as a “diva,” racism he’s faced in the industry and more.
Roach confirmed he will not be dressing any clients for the upcoming Met Gala, despite having outfitted multiple stars for the Oscars this season. He also revealed he’ll soon be named as the creative director of a footwear brand and is working on a book, among other projects — and will continue collaborating with Zendaya in some capacity.
As for his many other clients? “They’re gonna find a new stylist.”
In a statement shared with Page Six Style, Roach said, “For me fashion has always been a love, not a job. I’ve spent so much time and energy nurturing this love and it has become my way of communicating with the world. I don’t plan to walk away from it entirely, I am just going to take some time to step away from celebrity styling and focus on myself for the first time in nearly a decade.”