Farewell to a shining star. Lance Reddick’s Hollywood colleagues sang his praises both as an actor and as a human being after Wire alum died at the age of 60 on Friday, March 17.
“Acclaimed actor Lance Reddick passed away suddenly this morning of natural causes,” the actor’s rep said in a statement to Us Weekly on Friday. “He is survived by his wife Stephanie Reddick and children Yvonne Nicole Reddick and Christopher Reddick. Donations in his memory may be made momcares.org in Baltimore, his hometown. Lance will be greatly missed. Please respect his family’s privacy at this time.”
He was among the first to honor the Maryland native Wendell Piercewho starred alongside Lance in the HBO crime drama Wires.
“A man of great strength and grace,” Pierce, 59, wrote on Twitter on Friday. “A talented musician as well as an actor. The epitome of class. A sudden unexpected sharp painful sadness for our artistic family. Unimaginable suffering for his personal family and loved ones. All the best my friend. You’ve left your mark here. REST IN PEACE.”
Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn chimed in, “Lance Reddick was an incredibly nice guy and an incredibly talented actor. This is heartbreaking. My love goes out to his family, friends and co-workers.”
Lance was in the middle of a press tour for John Wick: Chapter 4 at the time of his death, with the appearance of The Kelly Clarkson Show scheduled for next week. His last social media post was a carousel Instagram photos of him and his dogs promoting “a full line of @johnwickmovie dog swag.”
The Fringe alum, who married Stephanie in 2011, will appear posthumously Ballerina, Percy Jackson and the Olympians and White people can’t jump.
Ben Stiller was among Lance’s fellow actors who praised his talents after his death.
“Lance Reddick was a wonderful and believable actor. And a beautiful person. He worked with my mom, Anne Meara, in her play Afterplay, playing Raziel — the Angel of Death’s waiter. He was exceptional at that and everything he did.” Zoolander star, 57, wrote via Twitter, adding “nothing is lost” alongside a heart-shaped emoji.
Stephen Kingmeanwhile, he noted that news of Lance’s death at the “horribly unfair age of 60” came while he was “halfway through rewatching Wires.”
The novelist, 75, continued: “A wonderful actor; wonderful man. This is sad news.”
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