Lance Reddick dies: ‘The Wire’ and ‘Fringe’ star was 60

Lance Reddick, who was identified for his roles on tv sequence “The Wire,” “Fringe” and “Bosch,” has died.

Reddick’s authorized consultant James E. Hornstein confirmed to The Times on Friday that the actor died Friday morning at his home in Los Angeles of natural causes. He was 60.

“Lance will be greatly missed,” Mia Hansen, Reddick’s publicist, said in a statement shared with The Times. “Please respect his family’s privacy at this time.”

“I can’t take it no more. Rip Lance Reddick,” Questlove wrote on social media.

“Lance Reddick gone. Damn,” tweeted Black List founder Franklin Leonard.

Reddick, born on June 7, 1962, grew up in Baltimore the place he attended the Peabody Conservatory to check music. Once an aspiring musician, he studied on the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, N.Y., after which pursued performing at Yale the place he graduated in 1994.

He landed his first performing function within the TV sequence “New York Undercover” in 1996, based on IMDb. That led to a number of minor components in different sequence and movies, together with 1998’s “Great Expectations” and “The West Wing.”

In 2000, he appeared as prisoner Desmond Mobay, who was really a tortured undercover police officer, in “Oz,” and the TV work saved coming. In the early aughts, he took on varied roles within the “Law & Order” franchise and in 2002, he debuted as Lt. Cedric Daniels in HBO’s “The Wire.”

Lance Reddick at a Los Angeles screening of “John Wick” in 2014.

(Richard Shotwell / Invision / Associated Press)

“He was a real challenge,” Reddick advised The Times in 2009. “I kept him tight — he was very self-contained and analytical, but he also had a lot of rage.”

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Reddick starred as Cedric Daniels till the sequence got here to an in depth in 2008. The “Wire” sequence finale, nevertheless, introduced Reddick to Fox’s “Fringe,” the place he starred as federal agent Phillip Broyles alongside Anna Torv, Joshua Jackson and John Noble.

During the sequence’ run, from 2008 to 2013, Reddick additionally took up roles in a spread of tasks together with a spot in ABC’s “Lost” and the online game “Payday 2.” And in 2014 2014, he lent his voice to the “Destiny” recreation franchise.

That identical yr, Reddick debuted as Charon in “John Wick,” the start of the motion franchise starring Keanu Reeves. He reprised the function within the following installments, together with the upcoming “John Wick: Chapter 4.”

Reddick additionally starred within the Amazon sequence “Bosch” as Irvin Irving. In the sequence, which led to 2021, Redding appeared reverse Titus Welliver, Jamie Hector and Amy Aquino.

In current years, Reddick lent his voice to online game sequels “Horizon Forbidden West” and “Destiny 2,” and starred in Netflix’s sequence adaptation of “Resident Evil.”

Reddick was set for a number of upcoming tasks earlier than his dying, together with the “John Wick” spin-off “Ballerina” and the Disney+ sequence adaptation of “Percy Jackson and the Olympians.”

In a dialog with The Times, Reddick mentioned he didn’t take his profession “for granted.”

“It makes me evaluate more what’s really important in life, and it makes me work harder. You either get better, or you don’t progress,” he advised The Times.

He is survived by his spouse Stephanie Reddick, whom he married in 2011, and kids Yvonne Nicole Reddick and Christopher Reddick. Donations in his reminiscence will be made to momcares.org in Baltimore.

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