Lance Reddick Remembered By ‘The Wire’ Cast, Hollywood Celebrities – Deadline

Refresh For Updates...The Wire actors Wendell Pierce and Isiah Whitlock Jr. are among the Hollywood colleagues, friends and fans paying tribute to John Wick and The Wire star Lance Reddick, who died today at the age of 60.

“A man of great strength and grace,” writes The Wire costar Wendell Pierce. “As talented a musician as he was an actor. The epitome of class. A 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”

“Shocked and saddened by the news that Lance Reddick has passed away,” Whitlock writes. “Truly heartbreaking. R.I.P. My friend. You will be missed. God speed.”

Among others paying tribute are Kirk Acevedo (who costarred with Reddick in Oz and Fringe), Ben Stiller, Stephen King, Reggie Watkins and Terry Kinney. See their comments below.

Reddick died this morning of natural causes at the age of 60. Reddick played Charon in the John Wick film franchise and was a series regular on The Wire, Fringe and Bosch.

“Lance Reddick was a beautiful and compelling actor,” tweeted Ben Stiller. “And a beautiful person. He worked with my mom Anne Meara in her play ‘Afterplay’, playing Raziel, the waiter slash angel of death. He was exquisite in that and all he did.”

“Lance Reddick was an incredibly nice guy, and an incredibly talented actor,” said Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn. “This is heartbreaking. My love goes out to all his family, friends, and collaborators.”

“I can’t take it no more,” tweeted Questlove. “rip Lance Reddick.”

Jake Fogelnest, a writer on the 2018-2020 series Corporate that featured Reddick, wrote,”Deeply sad to hear of the passing of Lance Reddick. An incredibly joyful human being and incredible actor. Working with him on ‘Corporate’”’ was a masterclass. My deepest sympathies to his family and everyone who was touched by his presence.”

Read the tributes to Reddick below. Deadline will update this post as additional remembrances are posted.

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