The Wire and John Wick star Lance Reddick dead at 60

Lance Reddick dead at 60: The Wire and John Wick star ‘dies of natural causes’ at his home in LA – just one day after posting an adorable photo of himself cuddling his three dogs

  • The Wire star Lance Reddick died in his California home on Friday morning, aged 60
  • Reddick is also known for his roles in the franchise John Wick and as the voice of Commander Zavala in the Destiny video games
  • It comes just one day after posting a photo of himself relaxing at home with his dogs on Instagram, having failed to attend a premiere earlier in the week 

The Wire star Lance Reddick has died aged 60 – just days after failing to turn up to a premiere in New York. 

Reddick – who played Cedric Daniels in the hit TV series – is understood to have died from natural causes, law enforcement officials told TMZ.

Tributes poured in for the ‘incredibly talented’ actor after his body was reportedly discovered in his home in Studio City, California at 9.30am on Friday.

Just yesterday he uploaded a shot of himself curled up with his three dogs at home to an Instagram post about National Puppy Day.

Reddick was in the middle of a promotional tour for his franchise John Wick in which he starred as the concierge Charon. 

Lance Reddick dead at 60: The Wire and John Wick star ‘dies of natural causes’ at his home in LA

Classic role: Reddick played Cedric Daniels in HBO’s hit drama The Wire 

On Wednesday evening he was due to attend a premiere for Wick 4 alongside co-star Keanu Reaves but failed to turn up. Reddick did not explain his absence.

He was also scheduled to appear on The Kelly Clarkson show next week. has reached out to the actor’s representatives for comment. 

Reddick will be best remembered for his role as Daniels on the hit HBO crime series The Wire 

But he also enjoyed roles in blockbuster movies including Godzilla Vs. Kong and Angel Has Fallen. 

And he was the voice of Commander Zavala in the Destiny video games. 

Fellow stars raced to Twitter to pay tribute to the ‘incredibly talented’ actor.

‘A man of great strength and grace,’ said Wendell Pierce, his co-star on The Wire.  

‘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’

Guardians of the Galaxy actor James Gunn said: ‘Lance Reddick was an incredibly nice guy, and an incredibly talented actor.

‘This is heartbreaking. My love goes out to all his family, friends, and collaborators.’

He also had recurring roles in hit TV shows Fringe, Oz, Bosch, and Lost. 

The son of Dorothy Gee and Solomon Reddick, Lance was born in Baltimore, Maryland, where he attended the private Quaker school Friends School of Baltimore. 

He went on to study music at the Peabody Preparatory Institute, before moving into acting. 

In the early 90s, Reddick attended the Yale School of Drama, eventually receiving a Master of Fine Arts degree in 1994. 

Despite landing high-profile roles in TV shows such as The Wire, Reddick managed to keep his private life out of the spotlight. 

He leaves behind his wife of more than two decades, Stephanie Reddick, it is not clear if the couple had children. 

Tragic: Per the report, the actor’s body was discovered at his home in Studio City, California Friday morning around 9:30am

Film star: The actor is seen above in the Netflix show Resident Evil 

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