While death is inevitable, it often leaves us numb due to its sudden nature. Especially in the case of the pioneers of cinema. The beauty of cinema lies in how the stories and characters connect to us through the screens. Such was the case of Cedric Daniels in the HBO series The Wire. Despite years of being hardened as a member of the Baltimore Police Department, Daniels emerges as a seeker of truth, a shield to his subordinates, a man with just the right soft edges in his hardened moral compass, and most importantly, a hero. Much like the actor, Lance Reddick, who played this exemplary character on The Wire.
Lance Reddick, who brought grace to characters such as Cedric Daniels, Chief Irvin, David Gentry, and numerous other roles in his three-decades-long magical career, passed away at 60. The Angel Has Fallen actor mirrored the title of his 2019 movie as he left the world far too soon. Reddick died due to natural causes on Friday evening at his Los Angeles home.
Lance Reddick was such an underrated talent. RIP King 😢 pic.twitter.com/750yFKAtn7
— Dominicc Hardy (@ThaDangerousOne) March 17, 2023
The actor left a mark as a supporting cast in the John Wick franchise. As Charon in the hit Keanu Reeves’ franchise, he excelled time and again with each addition. The actor won hearts when he protected Wick’s dog in the second installment of John Wick.
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Not only did his character lend greatly to the storyline, but Reddick also made for some intriguing action sequences. With John Wick: Chapter 4 releasing in theaters on the 24th of March, that the actor is no more leaves a deep burrow in our hearts. And also in the hearts of countless others who had the pleasure to work with him.
Celebrities mourn the loss of Lance Reddick
As TMZ reported that the actor had passed away, after a moment of shock that his family and costars found themselves in, messages of condolences and his greatness started pouring in.
A kindhearted soul, a wonderful human, and a true friend. Be seeing you, Lance Reddick. pic.twitter.com/OJVQAgahjJ
— lionsgate (@Lionsgate) March 17, 2023
The first to pay tribute to the actor were the director and actor of Reddick’s upcoming movie, Keanu Reeves and Chad Stahelski, who said “We are deeply saddened and heartbroken at the loss of our beloved friend and colleague Lance Reddick.” “He was the consummate professional and a joy to work with,” Stahelski and Reeves added in a statement on EW. They even dedicated the upcoming release, John Wick: Chapter 4, to the late actor. Following suit were Ian McShane and Lionsgate studios.
You can see Reddick on screen in John Wick 4 when the film hits the theater on March 24.