Remembering Lance Reddick: Family, Friends, and Colleagues Mourn the Loss of a Talented Actor
A Sudden and Tragic Loss
Family, friends, and colleagues are mourning the sudden death of actor Lance Reddick, who passed away on Friday at 60. The veteran character actor, known for his roles in “The Wire” and the “John Wick” franchise, died of natural causes, according to his representative, Mia Hansen.
“Lance was taken from us far too soon,” Stephanie Reddick, the late actor’s widow, wrote in an Instagram post on Saturday. “Thank you for all your overwhelming love, support and beautiful stories shared on these platforms over the last day. I see your messages and can’t begin to express how grateful I am to have them.”
Heartfelt Tributes from Co-Stars
Reddick’s “Wire” co-star Wendall Pierce remembered him as a “man of great strength and grace” in a tribute on Friday.
“As talented a musician as he was an actor,” Pierce wrote. “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.”
Actress Viola Davis also paid tribute to Reddick on Instagram, expressing her shock and sadness at his passing.
“Shocked!! Speechless!! This talented, kind, intelligent King is gone!! I was blessed to have worked with you and blessed to have known you,” Davis wrote. “Praying for comfort for your family and loved ones! Rest well Lance Reddick…..see you on the other side.”
Memories from the “John Wick” Franchise and Destiny Community
Reddick, who appears in “John Wick: Chapter 4,” was also remembered by his colleagues in the franchise. “A kindhearted soul, a wonderful human, and a true friend,” read a post from the film.
As the voice of Commander Zavala in the Destiny game series, Reddick was beloved in the gaming community. His wife, Stephanie Reddick, acknowledged their affection in her tribute.
“And to the thousands of Destiny players who played in special tribute to Lance, thank you. Lance loved you as much as he loved the game,” she wrote.
Supporting a Cause Close to His Heart
In lieu of flowers, Stephanie Reddick asked for donations to be made in Lance’s name to momcares.org, a nonprofit organization serving mothers and families in Baltimore, his hometown. This heartfelt request reflects the late actor’s commitment to supporting his community and the causes he held dear.
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