Lance Reddick, Star of The Wire and John Wick, dies at age 60

Lance Reddick, the actor known for roles in The Wire, John Wick and Horizon Zero Dawn, has died at the age of 60. Reddick’s representatives shared a statement with IGN following the actor’s passing:

Acclaimed actor Lance Reddick died suddenly this morning of natural causes.

Lance was best known for his roles in ‘The Wire’, ‘Bosch’, Netflix’s ‘Resident Evil’ and the John Wick movies.

He is survived by his wife Stephanie Reddick and children Yvonne Nicole Reddick and Christopher Reddick.

Donations in his memory can be made to in Baltimore, his hometown.

Lance will be greatly missed.

Please respect his family’s privacy at this time.”

Reddick was best known for his role as Cedric Daniels in The Wire, which he starred in from 2002 to 2008. Most recently, Reddick starred in the John Wick franchise as Charon. Reddick was in the middle of a press tour for John Wick: Chapter 4, where he will reappear as the Continental Hotel’s concierge. The actor also appeared as Chef Irvin in Amazon Prime’s Bosch, along with recurring roles on Lost, Oz and more.

The actor also had prominent roles in a number of high-profile video games. He played Sylens in Horizon Zero Dawn and Horizon Forbidden West, Commander Zavala in the Destiny franchise, and Martin Hatch in Quantum Break. Reddick also appeared as Albert Wesker in the live-action Resident Evil series last year.

Reddick had multiple projects in the works, including a role as Zeus in Disney+’s upcoming Percy Jackson and the Olympians series, as well as a role in Amazon Prime’s The Legend of Vox Machina.

Reddick studied music at the University of Rochester before earning a Master of Fine Arts defree from the Yale School of Drama in 1994.

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Editor’s Note: This story has been updated with the statement from Reddick’s representatives.

Logan Plant is a freelance writer for IGN covering video game and entertainment news. He has over six years of gaming industry experience with bylines at IGN, Nintendo Wire, Switch Player Magazine, and Lifewire. Find him on Twitter @LoganJPlant.

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