Actor Lance Reddick is being remembered by family and friends after his sudden death on Friday at the age of 60.
“Lance was taken from us far too soon,” wrote Stephanie Reddick, the late actor’s widow, in an Instagram post on Saturday. “Thank you for all of your overwhelming love, support and beautiful stories shared on these platforms over the last day. I see your messages and cannot begin to express how grateful I am to have them.”
Lance Reddick, a veteran actor known for his performance as Cedric Daniels on “The Wire” and for his work on the “John Wick” series, died of natural causes, according to his representative, Mia Hansen.
His “Wire” co-star Wendall 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 bereavement for our artistic family. An unimaginable suffering for his personal family and loved ones. Godspey my friend. You have 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. “Pray for comfort for your family and loved ones! Rest in peace 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 kind-hearted soul, a wonderful person and a true friend,” read a post from the film.
Reddick was also the voice of Commander Zavala in the Destiny game series and loved in the game’s community of players.
His wife acknowledged their devotion in her tribute.
“And to the thousands of Destiny players who played as a special tribute to Lance, thank you. Lance loved you as much as he loved the game,” wrote Stephanie Reddick.
She asked for donations in his name to momcares.org, a nonprofit serving mothers and families in Baltimore, his hometown.