Actor Lance Reddick is being remembered by family and friends following his sudden death on Friday at the age of 60.
“Lance was taken from us too soon,” wrote Stephanie Reddick, the late actor’s widow, in an Instagram post Saturday. “Thank you for your overwhelming love, support and beautiful stories shared on these platforms over the past day. I see your messages and can’t begin to express how grateful I am to receive them.
Lance Reddick, a veteran character actor known for his role as Cedric Daniels on “The Wire” and his work on the “John Wick” franchise, died of natural causes, according to his representative Mia Hansen.
His “Wire” co-star Wendell Pierce remembered Reddick as “a man of great strength and grace.” Tribute On Friday.
“He was as accomplished a musician as he was an actor,” Pearce wrote. “A summary of the class. A sudden and unexpected sharp painful grief for our artistic family. An unimaginable loss for his personal family and loved ones. Godspeed my friend. You have made a mark here.
“Shock!! Speechless!! This talented, kind, intelligent king is gone!! I am blessed to have worked with you and blessed to have known you,” said the actress Viola Davis He wrote a tribute on Instagram. “Praying for comfort to your family and loved ones! Rest well Lance Reddick…..see you on the other side.
Reddick, who appears in “John Wick: Chapter 4,” was remembered by his colleagues in the franchise.
“A kind soul, a wonderful person and a true friend” Read a post From the picture.
Redick was also the voice of Commander Zavala in the Destiny game series and is beloved by the game’s community of players.
His wife acknowledged their love in her tribute.
“Thank you to the thousands of Destiny players paying special tribute to Lance. Lance loved you as much as he loved the game,” Stephanie Reddick wrote.
She asked that donations be made in her name to momcares.org, a nonprofit organization serving mothers and families in her hometown of Baltimore.