(MENAFN) Actor Lance Reddick, known for his roles in popular TV series "The Wire" and the "John Wick" film franchise, has died at the age of 60. His representative Mia Hansen confirmed the news, stating that Reddick died suddenly Friday morning of natural causes.
Reddick played the role of concierge Charon in the "John Wick" movies, a character who worked for the Continental hotel organization that provided sanctuary to assassins. The fourth installment of the series is set to be released next week with Keanu Reeves playing the title role.
Throughout his career, Reddick often played tall, taciturn, and elegant men of distinction, often in suits or crisp uniforms. He was best known for his role as Lt. Cedric Daniels on "The Wire," where his character was trapped in the messy politics of the police department in Baltimore, his hometown.
Wendell Pierce, who co-starred with Reddick on "The Wire," expressed his grief in a Twitter post, calling Reddick's death a "painful grief for our artistic family." Reddick's sudden and unexpected passing is likely to be felt deeply by his colleagues and fans alike, given his memorable performances and contributions to the entertainment industry.
Reddick's death is a reminder of the fragility of life and the suddenness with which it can be taken away. As the news of his passing spreads, many are likely to reflect on his career and the impact he had on those around him, both on and off screen. His legacy as an actor and artist will undoubtedly endure for years to come, and he will be remembered fondly by those who knew him and loved his work.
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