“The Wire” and “John Wick” Star Lance Reddick Dies at 60

Lance Reddick at the
Lance Reddick at the "Angel Has Fallen" film premiere in 2019. Photo by Stewart Cook/Shutterstock (10367325y)

Lance Reddick, the star of the acclaimed HBO show The Wire and the action franchise John Wick, passed away at the age of 60. The prolific actor leaves an impressive legacy behind him, and many of his past collaborators and friends honored him on social media following the news of his death.

Reddick had been found dead at his home in Los Angeles on March 17, and his death was later confirmed by his publicist Mia Hansen. She revealed that the actor “passed away suddenly” from natural causes, asking the public to respect his family’s privacy at this time.

Reddick rose to prominence with the role of Cedric Daniels on the cult HBO crime drama The Wire and went on to play Phillip Broyles in Fringe and Chief Irvin Irving in Bosch. He also notably played the role of Charon in the John Wick franchise alongside Keanu Reeves.

John Wick star Keanu Reeves and director Chad Stahelski released a joint statement following Reddick’s passing and dedicated the upcoming film John Wick 4 to his memory.

“We are deeply saddened and heartbroken at the loss of our beloved friend and colleague Lance Reddick. He was the consummate professional and a joy to work with. Our love and prayers are with his wife Stephanie, his children, family, and friends,” said the duo.

In addition to the fourth John Wick film, Reddick has several more posthumous projects on the way, including John Wick spinoff The Ballerina, Hulu’s reboot of White Men Can’t Jump, and Disney+ series Percy Jackson and the Olympians.