Actor Lance Reddick is being remembered by family and friends following his sudden death Friday at age 60.
“Lance was taken from us far too soon,” Stephanie Reddick, the late actor’s widow, wrote in an Instagram post on Saturday. “Thank you for all your overwhelming love, support and beautiful stories shared on these platforms over the last day. I see your messages and can’t begin to express how grateful I am to have them.”
Lance Reddick, a veteran character actor known for his performance as Cedric Daniels on “The Wire” and for his work in the “John Wick” franchise, died of natural causes, according to his representative, Mia Hansen.
His “Wire” co-star Wendell Pierce remembered Reddick as a “man of great strength and grace” in a tribute on Friday.
“As talented a musician as he was an actor,” Pierce wrote. “The epitome of class. A 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.”
“Shocked!! Speechless!! This talented, kind, intelligent King is gone!! I was blessed to have worked with you and blessed to have known you,” actress Viola Davis wrote in a tribute on Instagram. “Praying for comfort for your family and loved ones! Rest well Lance Reddick…..see you on the other side.”
Reddick, who appears in “John Wick: Chapter 4,” was also remembered by his colleagues in the franchise.
“A kindhearted soul, a wonderful human, and a true friend,” read a post from the film.
Reddick was also the voice of Commander Zavala in the Destiny game series and beloved in the community of players of the game.
His wife acknowledged their affection in her tribute.
“And to the thousands of Destiny players who played in special tribute to Lance, thank you. Lance loved you as much as he loved the game,” Stephanie Reddick wrote.
She asked for donations in his name be made to momcares.org, a nonprofit organization serving mothers and families in Baltimore, his hometown.