Actor Lance Reddick has died, according to media reports. He was 60.
The actor starred in several movies, including in the “John Wick” franchise, but was perhaps most notable in his role as Lt. Cedric Daniels in “The Wire,” a dark drama tackling crime and policing in the city of Baltimore, where Reddick is originally from.
“It’s such a milestone in television history that it would be foolish of me to be anything other than honored to be a part of it,” Reddick said of his time on “The Wire” in a 2012 interview.
Keanu Reeves, the star of the “John Wick” franchise, released a statement along with “John Wick 4” director Chad Stahelski expressing their condolences.
“We are deeply saddened and heartbroken at the loss of our beloved friend and colleague Lance Reddick,” the statement given to Variety said. “He was the consummate professional and a joy to work with. Our love and prayers are with his wife Stephanie, his children, family and friends. We dedicate the film to his loving memory. We will miss him dearly.”
And on Twitter, “The Wire” actor Wendell Pierce called Reddick “the epitome of class.”