Gone but not forgotten. Amid the death of Lance Reddick at age 60, Stephanie Reddick (née Day) addressed her husband’s fans to thank them for paying tribute to him.
“Lance was taken from us too soon,” wrote Stephanie, who married Lance in 2011, through her late husband. Twitter and Instagram accounts. “Thank you for all your immense love, support and beautiful stories shared on these platforms over the last day. I see your messages and I can’t express how grateful I am to have them.”
She also praised the players who paid their respects John Wick star on friday. He played the Awakened Guardian Zavala in Destiny video games, which debuted in 2014. “And to the thousands of Destiny players who played in a special tribute to Lance, thank you. Lance loved you as much as he loved the game,” Stephanie added.
She concluded, “Donations can be made to momcares.org in Baltimore, his hometown.”
Halle Berry was among the stars to comment on the message. “My love and prayers are with the family at this very sad time. Lance was one of the most genuine people I have ever met. Truly unique! RIP sweet king 👑.”
Lance’s death was confirmed on Friday, March 17, and attributed to natural causes. “Acclaimed actor Lance Reddick died suddenly this morning of natural causes. Lance was best known for his roles in Wires, BoschNetflix Resident Evil and John Wick movies. He is survived by his wife Stephanie Reddick and children Yvonne Nicole Reddick and Christopher Reddick,” his representative confirmed. Us Weekly in a statement at the time. “Donations in his memory can be made to momcares.org in Baltimore, his hometown. Lance will be greatly missed. Please respect his family’s privacy at this time.”
The actor was best known for his role in the film Wires as Cedric and later as Phillip in Fringe. Also plays Charon in the John Wick films, the fourth of which will hit theaters on March 24. Franchise star Keanu Reeves and director Chad Stahelski paid tribute to him on Friday.
“We are deeply saddened and heartbroken by the loss of our beloved friend and colleague Lance Reddick. He was a top professional and it was a pleasure to work with him,” the couple said in a joint statement to Diversity. “Our love and prayers are with his wife Stephanie, his children, family and friends. We dedicate the film to his memory. We will miss him dearly.”
Lance would posthumously appear in several projects including Kenya Barris‘ White people can’t jump remake, the John Wick spinoff Ballerina and the Disney+ adaptation Percy Jackson and the Olympians.