Lance Reddick's wife, Stephanie Reddick, shared a statement on the late actor's social media pages on Saturday. The actor, best known for his roles in The Wire and John Wick, passed away on Friday at the age of 60.
"Lance was taken from us far too soon. Thank you for all your overwhelming love, support and beautiful stories shared on these platforms over the last day," she shared in the caption. "I see your messages and can't begin to express how grateful I am to have them. And to the thousands of Destiny players who played in special tribute to Lance, thank you. Lance loved you as much as he loved the game." She also directed Lance's followers here, where they can donate to Mom Cares to help under-supported mothers with NICU experiences in his hometown of Baltimore. The organization provides prenatal and postpartum doula care, including transportation, advocacy, self-care opportunities, and nutritious meals to mothers as well as their families.
Lance & Stephanie Reddick
Keanu Reeves and John Wick director Chad Stahelski released a joint statement in response to Lance's death on Friday. "We are deeply saddened and heartbroken at the loss of our beloved friend and colleague Lance Reddick," the pair 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."
In addition to John Wick and The Wire, Lance also had notable roles in the television shows Fringe and Bosch. Additionally, he lent his voice to several popular video games including Horizon Zero Dawn and the Destiny franchise. A specific cause of death for the late actor has not been noted; however, his representative, Mia Hansen, confirmed that his passing came "suddenly" and was the result of "natural causes."