< /p> American actor Lance Reddick (pictured on May 9, 2019).
Washington – At the age of 60, the American actor Lance Reddick, known for his prominent roles in television series and films, including The Wire – The Dirt of Baltimore and the John Wick film series, has died. He died suddenly Friday morning, Reddick's agent, Mia Hansen, announced.
“Lance will be greatly missed by all of us. Please respect his family's privacy,” Hansen said in a statement. According to her, the cause of death was natural. In a press release, she reported that police were called to the actor's home in California on Friday around 09:30 local time (17:30 CET).
The AP agency described Reddick as a typical actor whose characters were authoritative , reserved, aloof and sometimes sinister. During his career, he was often cast in the roles of taciturn but classy and distinctive men in a suit or uniform.
His colleague from the series The Wire – The Dirt of Baltimore, Wendell Pierce, described Reddick as a “strong and charming” man on Twitter. John Wick director Chad Stahelski and the films' star Keanu Reeves said they will dedicate the upcoming fifth installment to Reddick, whose loss “deeply saddens them”.
Reddick was born in 1962 in Baltimore. He studied acting at Yale University and appeared in several supporting roles in American crime series including Miami or Law and Order and in other series such as Bosch or American Horror Story.
In addition to acting, he also devoted himself to music, graduated from the prestigious Eastman School of Music at the University of Rochester. He released his first album in 2011.
He is survived by his wife Stephanie and children Yvonne and Christopher.