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‘The Wire,’ ‘John Wick’ actor Lance Reddick dead at 60


Actor Lance Reddick, best known for his role in the HBO series “The Wire” and in films like the “John Wick” franchise, died “suddenly” of “natural causes” on Friday morning, according to reports.  

The actor was found dead at his Los Angeles home. He was 60 years old.

Reddick’s other acting credits include parts in “Bosch” and “Resident Evil” on Netflix. 

The upcoming installment of “John Wick,” titled “Chapter 4,” is scheduled to release in theaters at the end of March. 

In the movie, Reddick plays the role of a concierge named “Charon” who works with Keanu Reeve’s character. 

Days before his death, the actor was doing press for John Wick: Chapter 4. His final interview was with Screen Rant, alongside co-star Ian McShane

Reddick was supposed to be a guest on The Kelly Clarkson Show on Thursday, March 23 with McShane.

Reddick’s career began in the 1990s, with small roles in The Nanny and The West Wing. Reddick’s first major role was in 2000 for HBO’s popular prison drama “Oz,” where he played detective “Johnny Basil”, an undercover cop who enters the prison to bust a drug trade. 

In 2002, Reddick received his first starring TV role as Cedric Daniels in The Wire. When the hit series ended, Reddick took on the role of Matthew Abaddon on Lost, appearing in four episodes. He also had a starring role in Bosch as Deputy Chief Irvin Irving, which earned him a Saturn Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor on Television. The actor also had a recurring role in Law & Order: SVU as Dr. Taylor, an assistant medical examiner.

His biggest film role was in the John Wick franchise as Charon, the titular character’s concierge.

Upon the news of his death, many of Reddick’s Hollywood peers took to social media to pay their respects to the late actor. 

Reddick leaves behind his wife, Stephanie Reddick, and children, Yvonne Nicole Reddick and Christopher Reddick.

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