Lance Reddick’s tragic final video, taken just two days before his shocking death aged 60
Lance Reddick looked happy and healthy in his latest video just filmed two days before his shocking death aged just 60.
The Wire actor died “suddenly” and of natural causes, his agent Mia Hansen said after he was found at his Studio City home. California at 9:30 a.m. on Friday.
Lance’s death came as a shock to fans as the John Wick star has been regularly posting on her social media this week.
In his latest video, a smiling Lance appeared in high spirits, singing The Whispers’ soul hit “And The Beat Goes On” to the boisterous barking of dogs.
He captioned the post: “And the beat goes on… #dogsoftwitter.”
Out of the blue: Lance Reddick looked happy and healthy in his final video, taken just two days before his shock death aged just 60
Tragically, the Wire actor died ‘suddenly’ and of natural causes,” his agent Mia Hansen said after he was found at his home in Studio City, Calif., at 9:30 a.m. Friday.
Fans later commented on the video to give credit. One wrote: “Damn. Loved him. Death can be as quick as turning off the lights for anyone. At the end of the day, the only thing that matters is how you treat people. I’ll remember you with a smile on my face, so you did well mate, you did well.’
Another typed: “I can’t believe you’re gone, gone so suddenly, so young.” We will never forget you, you were and will always be great. Rest in peace’.
While a third follower echoed, “They knew, those dogs; I tell you. RIP, a hero to many, a defender of all as I know him, and to an actor whose heart carried his work.’
Lance was in the middle of a promotional tour for his John Wick franchise, in which he played the role of concierge Charon.
Just a day before his tragic death, he uploaded a photo of himself curled up with his three dogs at home in an Instagram post promoting Hard Rock Hotels and National Puppy Day.
He was supposed to attend the premiere of Vic 4 with co-star Keanu Reeves on Wednesday night, but was a no-show. Redick did not explain his absence.
He was also reportedly scheduled to appear on The Kelly Clarkson Show next week.
MailOnline has approached the actor’s representatives for comment.
RIP: Lance’s death comes as a shock to fans as the John Wick star has been posting regularly on social media this week
Suddenly: Fans commented on the video to give credit. One wrote: “Damn. Loved him. Death can be as quick as turning off the lights for anyone
He posted several photos of himself with his three dogs in a promotional message for Hard Rock Hotels.
He wrote: “It’s no surprise that on and off screen I love to pet my dogs.”
Reddick is best known for his role as Daniels on HBO’s hit crime series The Wire, appearing in all 60 episodes alongside stars such as Dominic West and Idris Elba.
Social media: Redick uploaded a picture of himself relaxing at home with his three dogs just a day before his death
So sad: Underneath the photos, he wrote: ‘No wonder I love to pet my dogs on and off screen.’
Classic role: Reddick played Cedric Daniels on HBO’s hit drama The Wire.
His death comes less than two years after The Wire star Michael K. Williams died of an accidental drug overdose in September 2021 at the age of 54.
Reddick also had recurring roles on the popular series Fringe, Oz, Bosch, and Lost, and was the voice of Commander Zavala in the Destiny video games.
And he appeared in the blockbuster films Godzilla vs. Kong and Fallen Angel.
He is survived by his wife Stephanie, daughter Yvonne Nicole and son Christopher.
Stars took to Twitter to pay tribute to the “incredibly talented” actor when news of his death broke on Friday.
“A man of great strength and grace,” said Wendell Pierce, his co-star on The Wire.
“He was a talented musician as well as an actor. The epitome of class. A sudden, unexpected, acute, painful grief for our artistic family.
“Unimaginable suffering for his personal family and loved ones. God is my friend. You left your mark here. REST IN PEACE’.
Devastating: Sources say Reddick died of “natural causes.” He is pictured with his wife Stephanie Reddick at the February 2015 show