Lance Reddick Dead: ‘The Wire’, ‘Fringe’ And ‘John Wick’ Star Was 60


Actor and musician Lance Reddick, known for his roles on the dramas The Wire Fringe and the John Wick movie franchise, has died. He was 60 and the cause of his death is unknown. His body was discovered at his home in Studio City, California on Friday morning.

Law enforcement sources have informed TMZ that his death appears to be “’natural.”

Born June 7, 1962 in Baltimore, Lance Reddick began on television with guest appearances on series like dramas New York Undercover and Swift Justice, and sitcom The Nanny. Following a three-episode stint on the short-lived mob drama Falcone, he landed a recurring role on the HBO prison drama Oz in 2000. More guest spots followed, including six episodes on Law & Order: SVU, until he snagged the role of Cedric Daniels on The Wire in 2002. Immediately following The Wire came his part as Phillip Broyles in drama Fringe, from 2008-13, and then Chief Irvin Irving in drama Bosch from 2014-20.

Reddick also had a four-episode stint on the ABC sci-fi drama Lost, among dozens of other TV guest spots through the course of his career. At the time, Lost producers Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse were interested in Reddick for the part of Mr. Eko, but he was unavailable due to filming The Wire.

On film, Reddick first appeared as Charon in the action-thriller John Wick, and reprised in its three sequels.

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