‘John Wick’ Star Lance Reddick Dies At 60

Lance Reddick
Lance Reddick

American actor Lance Reddick – known for his roles on The Wire and the John Wick franchise – has died aged 60.

It is immediately unknown the cause of death but law enforcement sources tell TMZ that it appears to be ‘natural.’ According to the report, the actor’s body was discovered at his home in Studio City, California Friday morning around 9:30 am.

The actor had been doing a press tour for the fourth instalment of the ‘John Wick’ franchise and had a guest appearance scheduled for next week on Kelly Clarkson‘s show.

Lance posted a selfie video on social media Wednesday morning, appearing to be at home with his dogs instead of attending the ‘Wick 4’ premiere in New York City … though he never mentioned why he wasn’t going to the premiere.

Reddick’s first major TV role came on Season 4 of HBO’s prison drama “Oz” in 2000. He played Detective Johnny Basil, an undercover officer who tries to shut down the drug trade but soon becomes an addict himself and murders a corrupt cop by pushing him down an elevator shaft. After being sent to Oz, Basil gets stabbed to death by Seth Gilliam’s character Clayton Hughes.

HBO kept Reddick around and later cast him as Baltimore police lieutenant Cedric Daniels, one of the leads, on “The Wire” in 2002. He was in charge of the narcotics division and slowly rose through its ranks during the show’s five-season run, butting heads frequently with his superiors. In the show’s finale, he resigned from his post as commissioner and became a criminal defense lawyer.

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