‘The Wire’ Actor Lance Reddick Found Dead at 60
Lance Reddick was found unresponsive in his home. The actor, best known for playing Cedric Daniels in HBO’s The Wire, was only 60.
Lance Reddick, the actor best known for playing officer Cedric Daniels in HBO’s The Wire, has died. The actor was only 60 years old.
According to TMZ, Reddick, who lived in Studio City, Los Angeles, was found unresponsive in his home around 9:30 AM on Friday. Cause of death is still unknown, but TMZ is reporting that it seems like he died from natural causes.
One of the things that makes the death so startling is that Reddick is one of the stars of John Wick: Chapter 4, which is releasing on May 27, 2023. In fact, Reddick, who has been doing a ton of press for the movie, was scheduled to appear on The Kelly Clarkson Show this upcoming week. An interesting wrinkle is the fact that Reddick skipped out on the official John Wick: Chapter 4 premiere that occurred earlier this week, instead posting a video at home with his dogs.
A man of great strength and grace. As talented a musician as he was an actor. The epitome of class. An sudden unexpected sharp painful grief for our artistic family. An unimaginable suffering for his personal family and loved ones. Godspeed my friend. You made your mark here. RIP pic.twitter.com/Xy0pl5c4NR
— Wendell Pierce (@WendellPierce) March 17, 2023
Shocked and saddened by the news that Lance Reddick has passed away. Truly heartbreaking.
R.I.P. My friend. You will be missed.
— Isiah Whitlock Jr. (@IsiahWhitlockJr) March 17, 2023
Although Reddick was a well-trained actor (he got his MFA from Yale) with reoccurring roles in OZ, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Fringe, and Bosch, Reddick is best know for being one of the steady hands on The Wire, where he played the ambitious and savvy Daniels for the entire show. More recently, he has had appearances in Godzilla vs. Kong, One Night in Miami…, and the entire John Wick series. He will also play the Greek god Zeus in an upcoming Disney+ series called Percy Jackson and the Olympians. And he will be appearing in the new White Men Can’t Jump movie and John Wick spinoff, Ballerina.
Reddick leaves behind a wife, Stephanie; a daughter, Yvonne Nicole Reddick; and a son, Christopher Reddick.