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Lance Reddick, a prolific actor who played Charon in all four John Wick films and was a series regular on The Wire, Fringe and Bosch among dozens of other roles spanning a quarter-century, died today. He was 60.

His rep at Portrait PR confirmed the news, saying he died of natural causes but not providing other details.

The actor had been doing interviews for the upcoming John Wick: Chapter Four starring Keanu Reeves just this week.

Reddick began his screen career in the mid-1990s, guesting on such series as The Nanny and New York Undercover. Later in the decade, he appeared on the big screen in pics including Great Expectations and The Siege before recurring on HBO’s Emmy-winning 2000 miniseries The Corner, which was based on David Simon’s book.

That same year, he join the cast of another gritty HBO drama, Oz, appearing in a dozen episodes. Around that time, Reddick also did an arc on Law & Order: SVU.

But perhaps his most famous role was would come next.

Reddick was cast as Cedric Daniels in The Wire, another HBO drama that Simon-penned and also created.
While not a breakout hit at the time, the series has become among the most acclaimed and influentiual of the 21st century. Appearing in all 60 episodes, Reddick’s character is a rising force in Baltimore Police Department and is promoted from lieutenant to major to commission during its five-season run.

During his Wire run, Reddick also did arcs on crime dramas Law & Order and CSI: Miami and guested on Law & Order: Criminal Intent. He also recurred on Lost and appeared in episodes of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia and Numbers before landing his another role for which he’d be well known.

Reddick was cast in the first season of Fox’s Fringe as Phillip Broyles, a Homeland Security special agent who ran the Fringe division that investigated unexplained phenomena and terrorism. He appeared in most of the 100 episodes of the series created by J.J. Abrams, Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman, which aired from 2008-13.

Lots more guest TV spots followed for Reddick after Fringe wrapped, including The Blacklist, Wilfred and an arc on Intelligence. Then John Wick came calling.

Reddick co-starred in the 2014 film that launched the action franchise as Charon, the concierge at New York’s Continental Hotel who often works with Keanu’s titular character. He appeared in all of the Wick films, including Chapter Four, which opens wide on March 24. He also voiced the Charon character in tjhe 2019 video game John Wick Hex.

In fact, Reddick also was prolific as a voice actor. In animated series, his credits include Rick and Morty, Castlevania, Paradise PD, Farzar, The Legend of Vox Machina and Duck Tales. In video games, he was Martin Hatch in Quantum Break, Commander Zavala in the Destiny series and also featured in Horizon Zero Dawn and Horizon Forbidden West, among other credits.

After the first Wick, Reddick returned to guesting on TV, doing one or more episodes of such series as American Horror Story and Carrier before getting yet another series-regular role in Bosch, Prime Video’s popular L.A.-set crime drama starring Titus Welliver as relentless homicide detective Harry Bosch. Reddick played Police Chief Irvin Irving in all of the series’ 68 episodes from 2014-21.

The actor would get yet another series-regular role during Bosch’s run, this time in Comedy Central’s Corporate. He played the uber-capitalist Christian DeVille, CEO of the megacorporation Hampton DeVille, who loves to turn others people’s hardship into easy cash. He appeared in 18 of the show’s 24 episodes from 2018-20.

Just last year, Reddick was among the principal cast of Resident Evil, the Netflix series based loosly on the popular video game franchise. He multiple members of the same Wesker family in the live-action show, which was canceled after its eight-episode freshman season.

He is survived by his wife Stephanie Reddick and children Yvonne Nicole Reddick and Christopher Reddick.

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I'll always remember him from Fringe.  Dude was awesome. 

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Damn...dude was solid and had a unmistakeable voice.  Loved his body of work.  Especially on the Fringe and the Wire.

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Lance Reddick Cause Of Death Disclosed – Report


John Wick actor Lance Reddick’s death in Los Angeles on March 17 was the result of heart disease.

According to a death certificate obtained by TMZ, the actor, also known for his acclaimed performance on The Wire, died of Ischemic Heart Disease and Atherosclerotic Coronary Artery Disease.

Ischemic Heart Disease, more commonly known as hardening of the arteries, and Atherosclerotic Coronary Artery Disease are typically caused by plaque build up in the arteries.

Reddick, 60, had collapsed in his Studio City backyard when his wife Stephanie found him and called for emergency services.

At the time of Reddick’s death, his spokesperson confirmed that the actor died of natural causes but did not provide further information.

Reddick co-starred with Keanu Reeves in the John Wick films, including the most recent John Wick: Chapter Four. He also was set to appear in the franchise-spinoff pic Ballerina.

TV many credits include Oz and Law & Order: SVU, but his signature role came with HBO’s The Wire, where he played Baltimore cop (eventually commissioner) Cedric Daniels.

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Damn.  Loved him as an actor.  He was fantastic in not only the Wick movies but also in Bosch on Amazon.  It's unfortunate he's also associated with that POS Resident Evil series, though.

He will be missed.

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