Lance Reddick, star of ‘The Wire’ and ‘John Wick,’ dead at 60 – National

Actor Lance Reddick, famous for his role in John Wick movies and HBO wiredied at the age of 60.

Reddick died “suddenly” on Friday morning, publicist Mia Hansen said in a statement, saying his death was due to natural causes. His death was first reported by celebrity website TMZ.com.

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Reddick, who played the role of Karon. John Wick Was on the press tour for the fourth installment of the movie/franchise and was due to visit kelly clarkson show next week.

The actor appeared to skip the New York City premiere john wick 4 On Wednesday, she posted a video of herself with her dog on social media instead. It is not clear why he chose not to attend the event.

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Often dressed in suits and crisp uniforms during his career, Reddick played a standout man, tall, taciturn and elegant. was best known for his role as wire His character was struggling and trapped in the messy politics of the Baltimore Police Department.

“I am an artist at heart. , I knew I had to cut my butt off to be the best because I’m not pretty, and I should be noticed,” he told the Los Angeles Times in 2009.

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He also had roles in smaller screen productions including american horror story, fringe, Bosch, Oz and lost.

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Reddick has been nominated for a 2021 SAG Award for being part of Regina King’s film ensemble. a night in miamiHis upcoming projects include the 20th century remake white men can’t jump and Shirley, the Netflix biography of former Congressman Shirley Chisholm.was scheduled to appear in John Wick spin off ballerinaeven as Cain’s Rebel Court Martial.

Born and raised in Baltimore, Reddick graduated from Yale University’s drama school and had some success after school, but season 4 Ozplaying a doomed undercover cop sent to an addicted prison, Reddick had a career breakthrough.

“I was never interested in television. I always saw it as a means to an end. Like many actors, I was only interested in theater and film. But Oz changed the TV. It was the beginning of his HBO dominance for high-quality, edgy artistic work. The ’60s and he reminds me of the great movies of the ’70s,” he told the Associated Press in 2011.

“If the opportunity arises Oz Came up, I jumped.And when I read the pilot wireas a guy who didn’t want to be on TV, I realized I had to be on this show.

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Reddick is survived by his wife Stephanie Reddick and children Yvonne Nicole Reddick and Christopher Reddick.

Using file from Associated Press

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