Lance Reddick, Star of The Wire and John Wick, Dies at 60

Actor Lance Reddick, known for his roles in The Wire, John Wick and Horizon Zero Dawn, has died at the age of 60. Reddick’s reps shared a statement with IGN following the actor’s death:

“Acclaimed actor Lance Reddick passed away unexpectedly this morning of natural causes.

Lance was best known for his roles in “The Wire,” “Bosch,” Netflix’s “Resident Evil” and John Wick.

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

Donations may be made in his memory in Baltimore, his hometown.

Lance will be greatly missed.

Please respect his family’s privacy at this time.”

Reddick was best known for his role as Cedric Daniels on The Wire, which he starred in from 2002 to 2008. Recently, Reddick starred in the John Wick series as Charon. Reddick was in the middle of a press tour for John Wick: Chapter 4, in which he reprises his role as the concierge at the Continental Hotel. The actor also appeared as Chef Irvin on Amazon Prime’s Bosch, as well as recurring roles on Lost, Oz and more.

The actor also had prominent roles in several high-profile video games. He played Sylens in Horizon Zero Dawn and Horizon Forbidden West, Commander Zavala in the Destiny series, and Martin Hatch in Quantum Break. Reddick also appeared as Albert Wesker in last year’s live-action Resident Evil franchise.

Reddick had several projects in the works, including a role as Zeus in Disney+’s upcoming Percy Jackson and the Olympians series and a part in Amazon Prime’s The Legend of Vox Machina.

Reddick studied music at the University of Rochester before earning a master’s degree from the Yale School of Drama in 1994.

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Editor’s note: This story was updated to include a statement from Reddick’s representatives.

Logan Plant is a freelance writer for IGN covering video game and entertainment news. He has over six years of experience in the gaming industry from the sidelines of IGN, Nintendo Wire, Switch Player Magazine and Lifewire. Find him on Twitter @LoganJPlant.

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