‘John Wick’ Star Lance Reddick Dies at 60
Actor Lance Reddick has died at the age of 60, according to Variety. A renowned performer, Reddick was known for carrying strong gravitas in supporting roles, and was best known for appearing in shows like The Wire and Lost. He also appeared in every film in the John Wick franchise as The Continental hotel's concierge, Charon. John Wick: Chapter 4 will release on March 24.
Reddick had been doing press for the forthcoming John Wick movie, and was scheduled to appear on The Kelly Clarkson Show next week, according to TMZ. He did not attend the John Wick: Chapter 4 premiere in New York City on March 15, but did post a video from his home across his social media platforms.
And the beat goes on... #dogsoftwitter pic.twitter.com/CUL4BTN568
— Lance Reddick (@lancereddick) March 15, 2023
In addition to the John Wick series, Reddick also appeared in numerous feature films, including Godzilla vs. Kong and One Night In Miami. He made his name as a regular on television, though, playing key regular roles in dramas like The Wire and Bosch, sci-fi like Fringe and Lost, and even comedies like Corporate.
Reddick was a prolific performer who managed to own the screen whenever he was on it; whether he was sharing scenes with Keanu Reeves or Ian McShane in the John Wick films, Anna Torv in Fringe, or Wendell Pierce in The Wire, he always gave off a very particular charm that left viewers with smiles on their faces.
In addition to John Wick: Chapter 4, Reddick will also have posthumous roles in the John Wick spinoff Ballerina, the White Men Can't Jump remake, and as Zeus in the Disney+ series Percy Jackson and the Olympians.
His cause of death is unknown, but TMZ is reporting that it "appears to be" due to natural causes.
As soon as news of Reddick's death hit social media, reactions from fans and fellow entertainment industry figures began pouring in.
Rest in Peace Lance Reddick 💔 pic.twitter.com/P0vPinu7li
— Alamo Drafthouse (@alamodrafthouse) March 17, 2023
Lance Reddick was an incredible actor who elevated everything he was in. He’ll be greatly missed. pic.twitter.com/GplpPkA0eo
— comedycentral (@ComedyCentral) March 17, 2023
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 pic.twitter.com/Xy0pl5c4NR
— Wendell Pierce (@WendellPierce) March 17, 2023
I can’t take it no more.
rip Lance Reddick https://t.co/Q1IrJGvOO2
— Plug 5. (@questlove) March 17, 2023
Unacceptable. Death, I want your badge and scythe on my desk at 9am tomorrow. https://t.co/nTG3G1fxlZ
— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) March 17, 2023
Lance Reddick was an beautiful and compelling actor. And a beautiful person. He worked with my mom Anne Meara in her play “Afterplay”, playing Raziel, the waiter slash angel of death. He was exquisite in that and all he did.
Nothing is lost. 💙
— Ben Stiller (@BenStiller) March 17, 2023
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 pic.twitter.com/k5bg33zyHT
— Sofia Coppium (@indianloonie) March 17, 2023
resident evil on netflix was not good. but it’s also worth watching for lance reddick alone. he ate his role as Wesker and was clearly having the time of his life. if you want to see Reddick go all in, give it a shot. hell just skip to his scenes only. pic.twitter.com/Z0JRuIc35U
— Gene Park (@GenePark) March 17, 2023
This post will be updated as more information surfaces.
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