"The Wire" star Lance Reddick dead at 60

Lance Reddick
Lance Reddick

Lance Reddick, the actor known for his portrayal of Cedric Daniels on HBO’s hit series “The Wire,” has passed away. The sad news was shared today (March 17) via TMZ.

California officials confirmed the 60-year-old’s body was found around 9:30 this morning in his home in Studio City, a suburb of Los Angeles. While it is too soon for an autopsy to reveal the reason for his death, sources say his passing appears to be related to natural causes. Reddick was active on social media this week, seemingly in good spirits as he shared a selfie and had an upcoming talk show television appearance scheduled for next week.

In the clip he shared to social media, Reddick smiled as he sang, “And the beat goes on” with his dogs barking in the background. TMZ noted that this was right around the time the John Wick: Chapter 4 star should have been in New York City promoting the upcoming film; however, he was noticeably absent and did not clarify why. While completing a press tour for the movie, he was set to appear as a guest on Kelly Clarkson’s self-titled daytime television show next week. Reddick plays Charon in the saga.

Just yesterday (March 16), he shared another snap smiling with four of his four-legged friends. He included his fur babies in a promotion for the film: “On screen and off, it’s no surprise I love spoiling my dogs. Official Hard Rock makes it easy with a full line of John Wick movie dog swag available at Hard Rock Hotels Unleashed locations, and a very special #NationalPuppyDay event at Hard Rock Hotel NYC to support Animal League. Check out my story for more information.” Word of his passing has spread quickly. “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,” one fan tweeted. In addition to the aforementioned projects, he also starred in Resident Evil, White House Down and “American Horror Story,” among others.

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