Actor Lance Reddick, who performed Baltimore Police Lt. Cedric Daniels on the hit TV present “The Wire,” has died, his publicist stated Friday. He was 60 years outdated.
Riddick, who additionally appeared within the “John Wick” movie collection reverse Keanu Reeves, was discovered lifeless at his residence within the Studio Metropolis space of Los Angeles, the commerce tackle reviews TMZ.
“The well-known actor, Lance Reddick, died immediately this morning of pure causes,” media reporter Mia Hansen advised AFP.
“We’ll miss Lance very a lot.”
Riddick got here to prominence within the 12 months 2000 within the HBO jail drama ‘Oz’ through which he performed an undercover detective who fights the drug commerce, however is quickly drawn into habit.
But it surely was due to his function in “The Wire” that he turned extra well-known.
The HBO present, which ran for 5 seasons, adopted a drug division that pitted its wits towards town’s highly effective drug cartels.
Lance Reddick is the type of actor who improved each challenge as soon as he was there. This loss is immeasurable. Might he relaxation in peace. pic.twitter.com/dw3aJU3sQw
— BJ Colangelo (@bjcolangelo) March 17, 2023 With its intricate writing and gritty grit, “The Wire” is commonly cited as among the best TV exhibits of all time.
It made family names for a lot of of its stars, together with Dominic West, Idris Elba, Wendell Pierce, Michael B. Jordan and the late Michael Kenneth Williams, who delivered one of the vital memorable performances in latest display historical past as Omar Little.
After The Wire, Reddick was forged in “John Wick” as Charon, a concierge at a New York resort who labored alongside Reeves’ killer.
Reeves and “John Wick” director Chad Stahelski advised Selection that they had been mourning the lack of the forged member.
“We’re deeply saddened and deeply saddened by the lack of our beloved pal and colleague,” a press release stated.
“He was a consummate skilled and a pleasure to work with.”
“A person of nice power and style. An instance of sophistication,” praised The Wire star Pearce on Twitter.
Riddick’s loss of life was “a sudden, sudden, acute grief for our inventive household. Unimaginable struggling for his private household and family members. Godspeed my pal. You made your mark right here. RIP.”
Horror author Stephen King wrote on Twitter that he was midway by re-watching The Wire.
“Wonderful actor, wonderful man. Such unhappy information,” he wrote.
Performer Ben Stiller praised his “lovely and convincing forged”, recalling how Riddick labored along with his mom, Ann Meara, on a play.
“He was nice at it and the whole lot he did,” he wrote on Twitter.
The HBO account wrote that Reddick “was significantly revered by all who knew and labored with him and we’re proud to be part of his legacy. He shall be significantly missed.”
Reddick is survived by his spouse Stephanie Reddick, and kids Yvonne Nicole Reddick and Christopher Reddick, the publicist stated.