Lance Reddick dies: ‘The Wire’ and ‘Fringe’ star was 60

Lance Reddick, who was identified for his roles on tv collection “The Wire,” “Fringe” and “Bosch,” has died.

Reddick’s authorized consultant James E. Hornstein confirmed to The Occasions on Friday that the actor died Friday morning at his home in Los Angeles of natural causes. He was 60.

“Lance will be greatly missed,” Mia Hansen, Reddick’s publicist, said in a statement shared with The Times. “Please respect his family’s privacy at this time.”

“I can’t take it no more. Rip Lance Reddick,” Questlove wrote on social media.

“Lance Reddick gone. Damn,” tweeted Black Checklist founder Franklin Leonard.

Reddick, born on June 7, 1962, grew up in Baltimore the place he attended the Peabody Conservatory to check music. As soon as an aspiring musician, he studied on the Eastman Faculty of Music in Rochester, N.Y., after which pursued appearing at Yale the place he graduated in 1994.

He landed his first appearing position within the TV collection “New York Undercover” in 1996, based on IMDb. That led to a number of minor elements in different collection and movies, together with 1998’s “Great Expectations” and “The West Wing.”

In 2000, he appeared as prisoner Desmond Mobay, who was truly a tortured undercover police officer, in “Oz,” and the TV work stored coming. Within the early aughts, he took on numerous roles within the “Law & Order” franchise and in 2002, he debuted as Lt. Cedric Daniels in HBO’s “The Wire.”

Lance Reddick at a Los Angeles screening of “John Wick” in 2014.

(Richard Shotwell / Invision / Related Press)

“He was a real challenge,” Reddick informed The Occasions in 2009. “I kept him tight — he was very self-contained and analytical, but he also had a lot of rage.”

Reddick starred as Cedric Daniels till the collection got here to a detailed in 2008. The “Wire” collection finale, nonetheless, introduced Reddick to Fox’s “Fringe,” the place he starred as federal agent Phillip Broyles alongside Anna Torv, Joshua Jackson and John Noble.

Through the collection’ run, from 2008 to 2013, Reddick additionally took up roles in a spread of initiatives together with a spot in ABC’s “Lost” and the online game “Payday 2.” And in 2014, he lent his voice to the “Destiny” sport franchise.

That very same 12 months, Reddick debuted as Charon in “John Wick,” the start of the motion franchise starring Keanu Reeves. He reprised the position within the following installments, together with the upcoming “John Wick: Chapter 4.”

Reddick additionally starred within the Amazon collection “Bosch” as Irvin Irving. Within the collection, which resulted in 2021, Redding appeared reverse Titus Welliver, Jamie Hector and Amy Aquino.

Lately, Reddick lent his voice to online game sequels “Horizon Forbidden West” and “Destiny 2,” and starred in Netflix’s collection adaptation of “Resident Evil.”

Reddick was set for a number of upcoming initiatives earlier than his loss of life, together with the “John Wick” spin-off “Ballerina” and the Disney+ collection adaptation of “Percy Jackson and the Olympians.”

In a dialog with The Occasions, Reddick stated he didn’t take his profession “for granted.”

“It makes me evaluate more what’s really important in life, and it makes me work harder. You either get better, or you don’t progress,” he informed The Occasions.

He’s survived by his spouse Stephanie Reddick, whom he married in 2011, and kids Yvonne Nicole Reddick and Christopher Reddick. Donations in his reminiscence will be made to in Baltimore.