It was a sad moment to say goodbye to a shining star. Lance Reddick‘s Hollywood colleagues sang his praises as both an actor and a human being after the Wire On Friday, March 17, at 60, alumnus died.
“Acclaimed actor Lance Reddick passed away suddenly this morning from natural causes,” the actor’s rep said in a statement to Us Weekly Friday “He is survived by his wife Stephanie Reddick Yvonne Nicole Reddick, and Christopher Reddick. You can make donations in Lance’s memory to momcares.org Baltimore, his hometown. Lance will be missed greatly. Please respect his family’s privacy at this time.”
One of the first to pay tribute was Wendell PierceLance starred with, who was also a star on the HBO crime drama The Wire.
“A man of great strength and grace,” Pierce, 59, wrote via Twitter on Friday. “As talented a musician as he was an actor. He was the epitome class. A sudden unexpected sharp painful grief for our artistic family. Unimaginable pain for his family and loved ones. My friend, Godspeed. You left your mark here. RIP.”
Guardians of the Galaxy Director James Gunn chimed in, “Lance Reddick was an incredibly nice guy and an incredibly talented actor. This is truly heartbreaking. My love goes out to all his family, friends and collaborators.”
Lance was on a press tour. John Wick Chapter 4 his death, and an appearance on The Kelly Clarkson Show Next week’s schedule. His last social media post was a carousel of Instagram photos of him and his dogs promoting a “full line of @johnwickmovie dog swag.”
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Ben Stiller was among Lance’s fellow actors who praised his talents after his death.
“Lance Reddick was a beautiful and compelling actor. He was also a lovely person. He played with Anne Meara (my mom) in her play Afterplay, playing Raziel —the waiter slash angel of death. He was exquisite in that and all he did,” the Zoolander star, 57, wrote via Twitter, adding, “nothing is lost” alongside a heart emoji.
Stephen King, meanwhile, noted that the news of Lance’s passing at “the horribly unfair age of 60” came as he was “halfway through rewatching The Wire.”
The novelist, 75, continued: “Wonderful actor; wonderful man. This is sad news.”
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