‘The Wire,’ ‘John Wick’ star Lance Reddick dead at 60
“The Wire” star Lance Reddick died Friday, his reps confirmed to Variety. He was 60.
Reddick’s body was discovered at his home in Studio City, Calif., per TMZ, which was the first to report the news.
While his cause of death is unknown at this time, law enforcement sources told the outlet that it “appears to be natural.”
Reddick had been in the midst of a press tour for “John Wick: Chapter 4,” which is set to be released in theaters on March 23, when he died.
He also had an appearance on “The Kelly Clarkson Show” scheduled for next week to talk about reprising his role as Charon.
Reps for the actor did not immediately respond to Page Six’s request for comment.
Just one day before his death, Reddick posted a carousel of photos of himself sitting on a couch at home with his four dogs — instead of attending the latest “John Wick” premiere in New York City.
“On screen and off, it’s no surprise I love spoiling my dogs,” he captioned the post Thursday.
“@officialhardrock makes it easy with a full line of @johnwickmovie dog swag available at @hardrockhotels Unleashed locations, and a very special #NationalPuppyDay event at @hardrockhotelnyc to support @animalleague,” he continued.
He did not mention why he skipped the movie’s premiere.
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Reddick was best known for playing police officer Cedric Daniels in the hit HBO show “The Wire” for five seasons.
He has also appeared in “Fringe,” “Oz,” “Lost,” “Godzilla vs. Kong” and “Bosch” and provided his voice and likeness to video game characters in “Quantum Break,” “Horizon Zero Dawn,” “Horizon Forbidden West” and the “Destiny” franchise.
Reddick was born and raised in Baltimore. He earned a music degree from the University of Rochester and got his master of fine arts from Yale prior to becoming an actor.
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Reddick tied the knot with his longtime girlfriend, Stephanie Reddick (née Day), in June 2011. The couple met in 1999 while he was performing in a play at the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis, where she worked.
Prior to that, Lance wed Suzanne Yvonne Louis-Reddick in September 1986. They welcomed two kids, Yvonne and Christopher, before divorcing.
Louis-Reddick died of a sudden heart attack in November 2011.
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