Friday, May 24, 2024

Sad Shock: Great Actor Lance Reddick Dies at 60 from Natural Causes, Star of “John Wick,” “The Wire” and Many Other TV Shows


Actor Lance Reddick has died at age 60 from what’s reported as natural causes.

A popular, smart, and hard working actor, Reddick was a regular presence on TV for years. He starred in “The Wire” for its entire run on HBO.

Reddick was in all four “John Wick” movies and was promoting the new one this past week. TMZ says he was found in his apartment in Studio City this morning. He leaves behind a wife and children. Condolences to them all.

Among Reddick’s long list of credits beside “The Wire” with 60 episodes is “Lost”– he played Matthew Abbadon in four episodes. He was very cool and mysterious on screen, but when you saw Lance Reddick coming you knew something interesting was going to happen. His death is really tragic.

His friend, Wendell Pierce, posted to Twitter: “A man of great strength and grace. As talented a musician as he was an actor. The epitome of class. An sudden unexpected sharp painful grief for our artistic family. An unimaginable suffering for his personal family and loved ones. Godspeed my friend. You made your mark here. RIP”

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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