Family and friends of actor Lance Reddick remember his sudden death on Friday at the age of 60.
“Lance was taken from us far too soon,” Stephanie Reddick, the late actor’s widow, wrote in an Instagram post on Saturday. “Thank you for all of your love, support and beautiful stories shared on these platforms over the past day. I see your messages and can’t begin to express how grateful I am to have them.
Lance Reddick, a veteran character actor best known for his performance as Cedric Daniels on “The Wire” and for his work in the “John Wick” franchise, has died of natural causes, according to his rep, Mia Hansen.
His “Wire” co-star Wendall Pierce remembered Reddick as a “man of great strength and grace” in a tribute Friday.
“A musician as talented as an actor,” wrote Pierce. “The epitome of class. A painful and sudden unexpected grief for our family of artists. Unimaginable suffering for his personal family and loved ones. Good luck my friend. You have made your mark here.
“Shocked!! Speechless!! This talented, kind and smart king is gone!! I was lucky to have worked with you and to have known you,” actress Viola Davis wrote in a tribute on Instagram. . “Pray for the comfort of your family and loved ones! Rest well Lance Reddick…see you on the other side.
Reddick, who appears in “John Wick: Chapter 4,” was also remembered by his franchise colleagues.
“A caring soul, a wonderful human, and a true friend,” read an article from the film.
Reddick was also the voice of Commander Zavala in the Destiny series of games and beloved in the game’s gaming community.
His wife acknowledged their affection in her tribute.
“And to the thousands of Destiny players who paid tribute to Lance, thank you. Lance loved you as much as he loved the game,” Stephanie Reddick wrote.
She has requested that donations in her name be made to momcares.org, a nonprofit serving mothers and families in Baltimore, her hometown.