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 L.A.’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 said to have given interviews about the forthcoming cinema release of the action film “John Wick: Chapter 4” (German cinema release on March 23, 2023). 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”.
Reddick also lent his voice to video games like Destiny 2: The Witch Queen, a title he himself apparently enjoyed playing. His wife Stephanie thanked him on Twitter for the great sympathy and mentioned the “Destiny 2” game community in this context:
— Lance Reddick (@lancereddick) March 18, 2023