Sad news for fans of the “John Wick” star: Lance Reddick died at the age of 60. Hollywood and his “John Wick” colleagues mourn him.
According to consistent media reports, TMZ was the first to report it, Lance Reddick was found dead at his home in LA’s Studio City neighborhood around 9:30 a.m. Friday morning. While the cause of death itself is not known, it is believed to have been a natural death. In the same week, Reddick is scheduled to do interviews about the forthcoming theatrical release of the action film “John Wick: Kapitel 4” (German theatrical release on September 1, 2019). March 23, 2023) have given. The actor was only 60 years old.
Born in 1962 in Baltimore, Maryland, Lance Reddick was initially interested in music, probably because his mother was a music teacher. He studied at the Peabody Preparatory Institute and went to the Eastman School of Music, where he studied classical music. He then went to the Yale School of Drama and studied acting. After a few engagements on stage, he made his TV debut in the series New York Undercover and Swift Justice. It was there that Reddick would have his greatest credits, starring as Cedric Daniels on The Wire, Phillip Broyles on Fringe, and Irvin Irving on Bosch.
Movie fans will remember Reddick as Concierge Charon in the action series John Wick, who he has portrayed in every part, including John Wick: Chapter 4. He was also seen in The Guest, Angel Has Fallen and Godzilla vs. Kong.
In 2022, Reddick starred as Albert Wesker in the failed Netflix series Resident Evil. The production was ruthlessly torn apart by fans of the video game template, with Reddick expressing disappointment as he was very proud of the result. How surprising his death came is shown by the fact that he was still intended for some productions. He should have reappeared as Charon in the John Wick spin-off Ballerina. He should have appeared in the series “Percy Jackson and the Olympians”. In contrast, “White Men Can’t Jump” and the long-completed post-apocalyptic thriller “St. Sebastian”.
Lance Reddick is survived by his wife and three children.
“John Wick” colleagues mourn the loss of Lance Reddick
Lionsgate, the studio behind the John Wick action series, issued a statement expressing its sadness at the popular actor’s sudden death (via Deadline):
“The world of [John] Wick would not be what she is without Lance Reddick and the unparalleled depth he brought to Charon’s humanity and unwavering charisma. Lance leaves an indelible legacy and tremendously impressive body of work, but we will remember him as our lovely, cheerful friend and concierge. We are stunned and heartbroken and our deepest condolences go out to his beloved family and fans around the world.”
In a joint statement, Keanu Reeves and “John Wick” director Chad Stahelski were also deeply affected:
“We are deeply saddened and heartbroken by the loss of our beloved friend and colleague Lance Reddick. He was an absolute professional and a pleasure to work with. Our love and prayers are with his wife Stephanie, his children, family and friends. We dedicate the film (‘John Wick: Chapter 4’, editor’s note) to his loving memory. We will sorely miss him.”
Ian McShane, who starred opposite Lance Reddick as hotel manager Winston in the John Wick films, is deeply shocked by the death of his colleague and friend:
“Totally shocked and in disbelief. Lance was a wonderful person and a wonderful colleague. My deepest condolences, peace and love to his wife Stephanie and all his family.”