Lance Reddick, beloved actor and star of the John Wick franchise, The Wire, Lost, and Netflix’s Resident Evil series, has died at 62.
In shocking news, beloved actor Lance Reddick, best known as the star of Lost, The Wire, the John Wick franchise, the recent Resident Evil series on Netflix, and countless more projects, has passed away unexpectedly at 60.
Reddick’s Portrait PR rep confirmed the news, saying the actor died of natural causes. Reddick was busy working the PR circuit for John Wick: Chapter 4 this week when he suddenly passed away.
He got his start in the 1990s in minor roles in films like 1998’s Great Expectations and The Siege and on television series New York Undercover and The Nanny. His big break came with a part on the HBO prison series Oz and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit before a leading role as Cedric Daniels on HBO’s acclaimed The Wire. Reddick then had a recurring role as Matthew Abbadon on Lost before joining J.J. Abrams’ supernatural series Fringe as Philip Broyles.
Reddick appeared in countless genres and never shied away from comedy roles like It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia and The Eric Andre Show, horror series like American Horror Story, procedurals like Prime Video’s Bosch, and fantasy with the upcoming Disney+ series Percy Jackson and the Olympians.
Lance Reddick was an accomplished voice actor with his deep, distinct voice working magic as a narrator in the Destiny game series. His most notable role has been Charon in the John Wick franchise, a role he’ll reprise in John Wick: Chapter 4 and the upcoming spin-off, Ballerina.
As fans of Reddick and the range of projects he has participated in, we are positively gutted to learn of his passing. Our thoughts go out to his family, friends, and fans as they mourn this incredible loss.
In honor of Mr. Reddick and his extensive list of Hollywood credits, feel free to share memories about your favorite performances in the comments below. The world has lost an unforgettable artist today. We’ll keep Mr. Reddick in our hearts forever by appreciating his films, remembering the good times, and celebrating his legacy whenever possible. Rest well, sir. The world won’t be the same without you.