News broke Friday of The Wire star Lance Reddick’s sudden death at the age of 60.
After learning of his death, many of his colleagues took to social media to mourn the loss.
His “The Wire” co-star Wendell Pierce tweeted, “A man of great power and grace. As talented a musician as an actor. The epitome of class. A sudden unexpected acute painful grief for our artistic family. Unimaginable suffering for his personal family and loved ones. God, my friend. You left your mark here. REST IN PEACE.”
Isaiah Whitlock Jr tweeted, “Shocked and saddened by the news that Lance Reddick has passed away. Really heartbreaking. RIP My friend. You will be missed.”
In a statement to Deadline, Reddick’s “John Wick” co-star Keanu Reeves and director Chad Stahelski said, “We are deeply saddened and heartbroken by the loss of our beloved friend and co-star Lance Reddick,” the two said in a statement. He was the consummate professional and a pleasure to work with. Our love and prayers are with his wife Stephanie, his children, family and friends. We dedicate the film to his loving memory. We will miss him very much.”
Film studio Lionsgate added: “The world of Wick would not be what it is without Lance Reddick and the unparalleled depth he brought to Charron’s humanity and unwavering charisma. Lance leaves behind an indelible legacy and an extremely impressive body of work, but we will remember him as our wonderful, joyful friend and concierge. We are stunned and heartbroken and our deepest condolences go out to his beloved family and his fans around the world.
Reddick’s “Oz” and “Fringe” co-star Kirk Acevedo tweeted“I will miss you terribly. God, he was taken too soon.’
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Lance Reddick was a handsome and fascinating actor. And a handsome man. He worked with my mother Ann Meara in her play Afterplay, playing Raziel, the waiter who cuts the angel of death. He was exquisite in this and in everything he did.
Nothing is lost. 💙
— Ben Stiller (@BenStiller) March 17, 2023
Holy shit…he was such a great guy and a great actor. @lancereddick #REST IN PEACE pic.twitter.com/0RqXeKgcuj
— JOE MANGANIELLO (@JoeManganiello) March 17, 2023
unacceptable. Death, I want your badge and scythe on my desk at 9am tomorrow. https://t.co/nTG3G1fxlZ
— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) March 17, 2023
No! I loved working on the Fringe with him. Sweet, thoughtful and wickedly funny. Later we tried to create an indie Othello. Every actor has a graveyard of regrets, populated by projects you can’t let go of. This is 1 of me. He would have been magnificent. Ad Astra my friend. https://t.co/N6qLPpVEtj
— Jared Harris (@JaredHarris) March 17, 2023
I can’t take it anymore.
ripping Lance Reddick https://t.co/Q1IrJGvOO2
— Plug 5. (@questlove) March 17, 2023
Lance Reddick was an incredibly kind person and an incredibly talented actor. This is heartbreaking. My love goes out to all his family, friends and associates.
— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) March 17, 2023
TMZ reported that Reddick was found dead at his Studio City, LA home on Friday morning.
Although the cause has not been determined, law enforcement authorities believe his death to be natural.
At the time of his death, he was promoting his new film, John Wick: Chapter 4.
“The Wire,” “John Wick” star Lance Reddick has been found dead at age 60
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Although he didn’t attend the premiere in New York this week, he posted a photo of himself at home with his dogs on Wednesday. He wrote on Instagram: “On screen and off, it’s no surprise that I love to spoil my dogs. @officialhardrock is making it easy with a full line of @johnwickmovie doggy gifts available at @hardrockhotels Unleashed locations and a very special #NationalPuppyDay event at @hardrockhotelnyc in support of @animalleague.”
Reddick was scheduled to appear on “The Kelly Clarkson Show” next week.