Lance Reddick saluted for Eric Andre gag, ‘beautiful’ work

Lance Reddick, the star of “The Wire” and the “John Wick” franchise who died Friday at 60, left behind a legion of dramatic performances. However one comedic spoof stayed with quite a few viewers who took to social media to salute the actor’s vary.

As phrase of his dying circulated Friday, followers flooded Twitter to inform the late star to relaxation in energy, highlighting his position as Lt. Daniels in HBO’s “The Wire” and the tritagonist lodge concierge Charon within the “John Wick” films. And plenty of additionally praised his comedic turns, particularly the second when he “genuinely rattled” comic Eric Andre on “The Eric Andre Show,” a part of Cartoon Community’s Grownup Swim programming block.

Reddick appeared on the speak present in 2013 to plug “The Wire” and his ABC drama “Lost.” Unamused by Andre’s opening traces and his and co-host Hannibal Buress’ irreverent shtick, the exasperated actor set free an enormous sigh, stood up and waved him off — then turned again round shortly and punched Andre’s wood desk.

“You need a new desk,” he mentioned, storming offstage and leaving Andre flinching and confused in his wake. He then returned in a hybrid costume that amalgamated LeVar Burton’s “iconic slave role” within the miniseries “Roots” and his VISOR eyewear from the “Star Trek” franchise.

Sporting solely calf-length pants, the actor got here out from behind a curtain declaring “I wish I were LeVar Burton” and unleashed a profanity-laced tirade in regards to the “Reading Rainbow” alum.

“RIP Lance Reddick. One of my favourite actors and the only person to ever scare Eric Andre. Always gave the performance of his life in anything he was in from John Wick to The Wire to Fringe. He will be dearly missed,” tweeted a fan.

“Rest in peace to Lance Reddick an incredible actor with an amazing body of work. He lent his amazing and unique voice, both literally and artistically, to many different projects and characters over his career, but I will always remember him for having my favorite Eric Andre bit,” wrote one other consumer.

His greatest accomplishment” and “one of the wildest Eric Andre Show appearances ever,” others observed.

Andre posted video of the skit on his Instagram story Friday, including the remark “RIP LANCE” and a crying emoji.

Burton and Burress haven’t but reacted publicly to Reddick’s dying, however a number of different celebrities did, together with his “John Wick” counterparts. See these reactions right here.

Right here’s a have a look at a number of different reactions:

“Ahhh… damn it. ⁦a big loss. ⁦@lancereddick ⁩ Rest in peace my man. An amazing actor, and an even more amazing dude. Condolences and love to his family and all that knew him,” “The Walking Dead” star Jeffrey Dean Morgan wrote.

“RIP to one of my favorite actors the incomparable Lance Reddick … may his memory be a blessing to all his friends and family,” “Bizarre Foods” host Andrew Zimmern tweeted.

“Lance Reddick is the kind of actor that improved every single project just by being there. This loss is immeasurable. May he rest in peace,” screenwriter B.J. Colangelo wrote.

“So sad to hear about Lance Reddick. What a wonderful human. He was a frequent guest and supporter of [the Game Awards], even recorded promo VOs one year for us. An amazing actor who gave so much to games, gone far too soon,” the Game Awards creator Geoff Keighley wrote.