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”
A person of nice power and style. As gifted a musician as he was an actor. The epitome of sophistication. An sudden sudden sharp painful grief for our creative household. An unimaginable struggling for his private household and family members. Godspeed my buddy. You made your mark right here. RIP pic.twitter.com/Xy0pl5c4NR
— Wendell Pierce (@WendellPierce) March 17, 2023
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.”
Lance Reddick was an extremely good man, and an extremely gifted actor. This is heartbreaking. My love goes out to all his household, associates, and collaborators.
— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) March 17, 2023
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.”
Lance Reddick was an lovely and compelling actor. And a stupendous particular person. He labored with my mother Anne Meara in her play “Afterplay”, taking part in Raziel, the waiter slash angel of demise. He was beautiful in that and all he did.
Nothing is misplaced. 💙
— Ben Stiller (@BenStiller) March 17, 2023
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.
No! I cherished engaged on Fringe with him. Gracious, considerate & wickedly humorous. Later, we tried 2 get an indie Othello off the bottom. Every actor has a graveyard of regrets, populated by tasks you possibly can’t let go of. That’s 1 of mine. He’d‘ve been magnificent. Ad Astra my buddy. https://t.co/N6qLPpVEtj
— Jared Harris (@JaredHarris) March 17, 2023
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.
Destiny gamers are gathering in The Tower to honor the tragic passing of actor Lance Reddick, who performed Commander Zavala within the franchise pic.twitter.com/ocl4Qvse8Q
— Benji-Sales (@BenjiSales) March 17, 2023
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.”
We simply misplaced a stupendous human.
— pete parsons (@pparsons) March 17, 2023
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.
— Bungie (@Bungie) March 17, 2023
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”
Oh no! I just saw that Lance Reddick has passed away. I was lucky enough to get to work and know him while making quantum break. Talented, kind, funny and very cool. Rest in peace
— Shawn R Ashmore (@ShawnRAshmore) March 17, 2023
Voice actor Nolan North called Reddick, “a candy man and gifted performer.”
Gutted. Such a candy man and gifted performer. https://t.co/j05VUZiBgJ
— Nolan North (@nolan_north) March 17, 2023
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.
RIP Lance Reddick. One of my favourite actors and the only person to ever scare Eric Andre. Always gave the performance of his life in anything he was in from John Wick to The Wire to Fringe. He will be dearly missed pic.twitter.com/k5bg33zyHT
— Sofia Coppium (@indianloonie) March 17, 2023
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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.