According to law enforcement sources, Lance Reddick, renowned for his roles in HBO’s “The Wire” and the “John Wick” movie franchise, passed away at the age of 60. TMZ reports that Lance’s body was discovered at his Studio City residence on Friday morning, but the exact cause of death is unknown at this time. However, sources suggest that it appears to be natural.
Lance had been promoting the fourth installment of the ‘John Wick’ franchise, in which he played the character Charon, before his passing. He had also scheduled a guest appearance on Kelly Clarkson’s show next week.
In a social media video posted on Wednesday, Lance appeared to be at home with his dogs rather than attending the ‘Wick 4’ premiere in New York City, though he did not explain why he would not be attending the event.
Lance was best known for his portrayal of Cedrick Daniels, a fictional Baltimore Police Department officer, on the popular HBO series “The Wire,” a role he played throughout all five seasons. Additionally, he had recurring roles on several well-known TV shows, including “Fringe,” “Bosch,” “Oz,” and “Lost.” Lance also acted in films such as “Angel Has Fallen” and “Godzilla Vs. Kong.”
Lance had some unreleased projects in the pipeline, including his portrayal of the Greek god Zeus in the upcoming Disney+ series “Percy Jackson and the Olympians.”
Born and raised in Baltimore, Lance earned a music degree from the University of Rochester and his MFA from Yale.
Rest in Peace, Lance Reddick.