Saying goodbye to a vivid star. Lance Reddick‘s Hollywood colleagues sang his praises as each an actor and a human being after the Wire alum died at 60 on Friday, March 17.
“Acclaimed actor Lance Reddick passed away suddenly this morning from pure causes,” the actor’s rep stated in a press release to Us Weekly on Friday. “He’s survived by his spouse Stephanie Reddick and youngsters Yvonne Nicole Reddick and Christopher Reddick. Donations in his reminiscence might be made to momcares.org in Baltimore, his hometown. Lance might be enormously missed. Please respect his household’s privateness presently.”
Among the many first to pay tribute to the Maryland native was Wendell Pierce, who starred alongside Lance on the HBO crime drama The Wire.
“A person of nice power and charm,” Pierce, 59, wrote through Twitter on Friday. “As talented a musician as he was an actor. The epitome of sophistication. A sudden surprising sharp painful grief for our creative household. An unimaginable struggling for his private household and family members. Godspeed my pal. You made your mark right here. RIP.”
Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn chimed in, “Lance Reddick was an extremely good man and an extremely gifted actor. This is heartbreaking. My love goes out to all his household, buddies and collaborators.”
Lance was within the midst of a press tour for John Wick: Chapter 4 on the time of his dying, with an look on The Kelly Clarkson Show scheduled for subsequent week. His final social media put up was a carousel of Instagram photos of him and his dogs selling a “full line of @johnwickmovie canine swag.”
The Fringe alum, who married Stephanie in 2011, will seem posthumously in Ballerina, Percy Jackson and the Olympians and White Males Can’t Leap.
Ben Stiller was amongst Lance’s fellow actors who praised his skills after his dying.
“Lance Reddick was a phenomenal and compelling actor. And a phenomenal particular person. He labored with my mother, Anne Meara, in her play Afterplay, taking part in Raziel —the waiter slash angel of dying. He was beautiful in that and all he did,” the Zoolander star, 57, wrote through Twitter, including, “nothing is misplaced” alongside a coronary heart emoji.
Stephen King, in the meantime, famous that the information of Lance’s passing at “the horribly unfair age of 60” got here as he was “midway via rewatching The Wire.”
The novelist, 75, continued: “Fantastic actor; fantastic man. That is unhappy information.”
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