Lance Reddick died from natural causes at age 60 on March 17, 2023, at home in Los Angeles. He was an American actor and musician, best known for his roles in the HBO series The Wire and the John Wick film series. Born in Baltimore, Maryland, Reddick attended the prestigious Juilliard School and began his career as a stage actor in New York City. After appearing in several television shows and films, Reddick gained critical acclaim for his role as Cedric Daniels in The Wire. Since then, Reddick has appeared in numerous television shows and films, including Lost, Fringe, White House Down, and John Wick.
Reddick's portrayal of Cedric Daniels in The Wire established him as a fan favorite, and he later reprised the role in the HBO miniseries The Corner. His performance earned him a NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series. Reddick also earned critical acclaim for his portrayal of Phillip Broyles in the Fox science fiction series Fringe.
In 2014, Reddick began appearing as Charon, the concierge of the Continental Hotel, in the John Wick film series. His performance earned him critical acclaim, with one critic noting that "Lance Reddick's Charon is a perfect example of how a supporting character can make a movie more memorable." Reddick's performance in the series has earned him a cult following.
Outside of acting, Reddick was also a musician and has released two albums: The Contours of Light and Exoskeleton. He was also a frequent collaborator with composer Bear McCreary, having co-written the music for the TV series Battlestar Galactica.
Overall, Lance Reddick was an accomplished actor and musician, having earned critical acclaim for his roles in The Wire, Fringe, and the John Wick series. He was a highly respected actor, with critics praising his ability to bring depth to his characters.