Hollywood and the Games Industry Pay Tribute to Lance Reddick: ‘We Just Lost a Beautiful Human’ – IGN

Friends, colleagues, and followers are paying tribute to Lance Reddick, following as we speak’s information that the actor died at age 60. Reddick was recognized for his work on hits resembling John Wick, The Wire, Destiny, and extra.

Reddick starred within the John Wick franchise alongside Keanu Reeves, together with the upcoming John Wick: Chapter 4. Today, Reeves and franchise director Chad Stahelski shared a press release with Variety on Reddick’s passing.

“We are deeply saddened and heartbroken at the loss of our beloved friend and colleague Lance Reddick,” Reeves and Stahelski wrote. “He was the consummate professional and a joy to work with. Our love and prayers are with his wife Stephanie, his children, family and friends. We dedicate the film to his loving memory. We will miss him dearly.”

Before John Wick, Reddick was greatest recognized for his function on as Cedric Daniels on The Wire. Today, Reddick’s The Wire co-star, Wendell Pierce, honored the late actor by saying, “A man of great strength and grace. As talented a musician as he was an actor. The epitome of class. [A] sudden unexpected sharp painful grief for our artistic family. An unimaginable suffering for his personal family and loved ones. Godspeed my friend. You made your mark here. RIP”

DC’s James Gunn stated, “Lance Reddick was an incredibly nice guy, and an incredibly talented actor. This is heartbreaking. My love goes out to all his family, friends, and collaborators.”

Ben Stiller recalled a time that Reddick labored together with his morther, saying, “Lance Reddick was an beautiful and compelling actor. And a beautiful person. He worked with my mom Anne Meara in her play ‘Afterplay’, playing Raziel, the waiter slash angel of death. He was exquisite in that and all he did.”

Reddick’s Fringe colleague Jared Harris referred to as the late actor, “Gracious, thoughtful & wickedly funny,” and shared a narrative about attempting to get an indie mission with Reddick off the bottom.

The Video Game Industry Honors Lance Reddick

Beyond Hollywood, Reddick made his mark within the video video games business, with notable roles in Destiny, Horizon, and Quantum Break.

Reddick had been the voice of Destiny’s Commander Zavala for the reason that franchise started in 2014, making it his longest-running function. Commander Zavala was simply one of the crucial recognizable and adored Destiny characters, and appropriately, Guardians are honoring him as we speak.

On Twitter, Destiny 2 gamers are posting movies and images of Guardians gathering in The Tower to honor Reddick. Groups of characters might be discovered paying their respects by bowing earlier than Reddick’s Commander Zavala.

Folks who work on Bungie’s Destiny additionally shared their love for Reddick as we speak, with Bungie CEO Pete Parsons taking to Twitter to say, “We just lost a beautiful human.”

Bungie itself additionally launched a press release about Reddick, saying, “Lance Reddick was an iconic presence on screen, in Destiny, and most importantly, in person. His love for our community shined through in Commander Zavala, in his uncompromising dedication to his craft, and out of the radiating kindness that touched those around him. To say he will be missed is a profound understatement, yet no less true. Rest in peace, Lance.

Ashly Burch, who played Aloy alongside Reddick’s Sylens in both Horizon Zero Dawn and Horizon Forbidden West, stated, “I’m so shocked and heartbroken about Lance. He was such an unimaginable performer.”

Shawn Ashmore starred opposite of Reddick in Quantum Break. Ashmore wrote, “I simply noticed that Lance Reddick has handed away. I used to be fortunate sufficient to get to work and know him whereas making quantum break. Talented, type, humorous and really cool. Rest in peace”

Voice actor Nolan North called Reddick, “a candy man and gifted performer.”

In addition to mourning Reddick’s passing, the internet is sharing their favorite moments from the actor’s career, including stunning scenes from The Wire, monologues from Destiny, and the time Reddick scared Eric Andre.

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Logan Plant is a freelance writer for IGN covering video game and entertainment news. He has over six years of experience in the gaming industry with bylines at IGN, Nintendo Wire, Switch Player Magazine, and Lifewire. Find him on Twitter @LoganJPlant.