Actor Lance Reddick, who portrayed tough Baltimore police lieutenant Cedric Daniels in the popular television series “The Wire,” has passed away at age 60, according to his publicist.
TMZ said Reddick, who co-starred with Keanu Reeves in the “John Wick” movie trilogy, was found dead at his Studio City, Los Angeles, home.
According to publicist Mia Hansen, acclaimed actor Lance Reddick died “suddenly this morning from natural causes”.
“Lance is going to be sorely missed,” she added.
In the 2000 HBO prison drama “Oz,” Reddick rose to prominence for his role as an undercover cop combating the drug trade who subsequently became addicted.
However, his most well-known role was in “The Wire,” for which he was most remembered.
The five-season HBO series follows a drug enforcement unit as they battled the city’s formidable drug gangs.
‘John Wick’ director, & HBO on Lance Reddick death
Following “The Wire,” Reddick landed a role in “John Wick” as Charon, a concierge at a New York hotel who collaborated with Reeves’ hitman.
Reeves and “John Wick” director Chad Stahelski told Variety they were grieving the death of the cast member.
The passing of our cherished friend and colleague left us “deeply saddened and heartbroken,” according to the statement.
“He was the consummate professional and a joy to work with.”
The official HBO account said Reddick was “held in the highest regard by all who knew and worked with him and we are proud to be part of his legacy. He will be missed dearly .”
According to his publicist, Lance Reddick is survived by his wife Stephanie Reddick, as well as his children Christopher Reddick and Yvonne Nicole Reddick.
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