Keanu Reeves leads a heartfelt tribute to actor Lance Reddick who passed away suddenly Friday at the age of 60 at his home in Studio City, California.
Reddick’s star from The Wire, Wendell Pierce, was also one of the first to share his thoughts.
Pierce tweeted his heartfelt message, writing: ‘A man of great strength and grace. A talented musician as well as an actor. Class example.
Sudden, sudden, sudden sadness for our artistic family. Unimaginable suffering for his family and loved ones. Good luck my friend. You left your mark here. to cut.’
Reddick has played Charon the concierge in the John Wick movies and Keanu released a statement with the film’s director, Chad Stahelski.
Tribute: Wendell Pierce honored his friend and The Wire co-star Lance Reddick, who died suddenly at the age of 60 on Friday, calling him ‘a man of great strength and grace’ (pictured in Los Angeles in January 2013)
Tweet: Pierce tweeted the tribute shortly after hearing of Riddick’s death
“We are deeply saddened and deeply saddened by the loss of our beloved friend and colleague Lance Reddick,” Keanu and Chris said in a statement. diverse.
He was a consummate professional and a pleasure to work with. Our love and prayers are with his wife Stephanie, his children, and his family and friends. We dedicate the film to his loving memory. We will miss him very much.”
The high-profile actor was in the middle of a promotional tour for John Wick: Chapter 4. The movie is set to be released on March 24.
The franchise’s producers also released a sad message on Friday afternoon.
A kind hearted soul, a wonderful human being, and a true friend. They wrote to see you, Lance Reddick.
James Gunn and Aaron Ginsburg also shared their observations.
DC honcho Gunn called the actor an “incredibly sweet guy” and said his death was “heartbreaking”.
Ginsburg said he worked with Lance many years ago and felt it was an “honour”.
Share a touching note: DC honcho James Gunn called the actor an “incredibly nice guy” and said his death was “heartbreaking.”
A fan: Gunn was seen here in LA in 2021 for the Suicide Squad premiere
In Mourning: The producers of John Wick: Chapter 4 shared a somber message, describing the star as “a kind-hearted soul, an amazing human being, and a true friend.” See you, Lance Riddick
Oscar-winning Questlove expressed his grief over his friend’s death on social media
Questlove sent a letter of grief, writing, “I can’t take it any longer.” Rip Lance Reddy
Writer and comedian Jake Foglenst said he was deeply saddened to hear of his passing.
EGOT winner Viola Davis, who starred with the actor in 2012’s Won’t Back Down, expressed her grief.
‘I was shocked!! speechless!! This talented, kind and intelligent king is gone!! Posted. I have been fortunate to have worked with you and blessed to know you. Prayers for the comfort of your family and loved ones! Rest well Lance Reddick…..see you on the other side’
Grammy and Oscar-winner Questlove wrote, “I can’t take it any longer. Rip Lance Reddick.
Michael Connelly, who wrote the books on which the hit Bosch series is based, penned a loving goodbye.
I’m thinking of my friend Lance Reddick. More than a key component of the Bosch show, he has been an amazing person, friend and collaborator. He took a character who was thin in the books and made Irvin Irving.
Ben Stiller shared a memory from his younger years about his experience with the late actor, writing, “Lance Reddick was a beautiful and compelling actor. And a lovely person. He worked with Amy Ann Meara on her play Afterplay, playing Raziel, the bartender’s angel of death. He was great at it and everything he did. We didn’t lose anything.
Kurtwood Smith, who worked with Reddick on the 2019 Work Ethics Program, remembers him as “a wonderful actor and a gentleman!” Way too small to go! ”
Michael Connelly, author of the Bosch books on which the series is based, wrote a loving goodbye. More than a key component of the Bosch show, he has been an amazing person, friend and collaborator. He took a character who was thin in the books and made Irvin Irving
Ben Stiller shared a memory of Reddick’s work from his younger years, explaining how he met the actor when he was working with his mother, Anne Meara, on Afterplay in 1995.
Generosity: Riddick has lent his voice to several video games including Horizon Forbidden West and Destiny 2: The Witch Queen. Geoff Kelly of The Game Awards mentioned him for his generosity
Patton Oswalt, trying to lighten the burden of the actor’s untimely loss, said, “Unacceptable.” Death, I want your badge and machete on my desk at 9 o’clock tomorrow morning.
Reddick has provided voice work on several video games including Horizon Forbidden West and Destiny 2: The Witch Queen. Geoff Kelly of The Game Awards mentioned him for his generosity.
Sad to hear about Lance Reddick. What a wonderful human being. He’s been a frequent TGA guest and supporter, even recording a year’s worth of promotional VOs for us. A great actor who gave so much to games, and went too early.
Law enforcement officials said Riddick — who played Cedric Daniels on The Wire — died of natural causes TMZ.
Kurtwood Smith, who worked with Reddick on the 2019 Work Ethics Program, remembers him as “a wonderful actor and a gentleman!” Way too small to go! “
Master’s degree: Jake Vogelnist who worked with Riddick on The Corporate Comedy in 2018 said he was deeply saddened by his passing and working with the actor was like taking a “master class.”
Another heartbreaking post: Aaron Ginsburg said he worked with Lance many years ago and felt it was an “honor”
Fellows: Ana de Armas, who stars with Riddick in the upcoming John Wick spinoff Ballerina, wrote that it was “a pleasure and a great honor to meet you and work with you,” adding, “Thank you for your kindness.”
On Thursday, Reddick uploaded a shot of himself curled up with his three dogs at home to post to Instagram about National Puppy Day.
“On and off screen,” he wrote, “it’s no surprise that I love spoiling my dogs.”
And three days ago, he uploaded a video of himself joyfully singing “And the beat goes on” while his dogs bark in the background.
Riddick is best remembered for his role as Cedric Daniels on the HBO crime series The Wire, in which he appeared in all 60 episodes alongside stars including Dominic West and Idris Elba.
But he’s also enjoyed roles in blockbusters including Godzilla Vs. Kong and a fallen angel.
He was the voice of Commander Zavala in the Destiny video games.
He is survived by his wife Stephanie Reddick, daughter Yvonne Nicole Reddick, and son Christopher Reddick.
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