John Wick, The Wire Star Was 60 – Variety

Lance Reddick, who appeared in major TV shows like HBO’s “The Wire,” Fox’s “Fringe” and movies like the “John Wick” franchise, which is about to debut “John Wick: Chapter 4” next week, has died, Variety has confirmed. He was 60.

He was found dead at his Studio City home in Los Angeles on Friday morning, according to TMZ, which first reported the news. TMZ reported that his cause of death is unclear, but it appeared to be natural.

In the upcoming “John Wick: Chapter 4,” due in theaters March 24, Reddick reprises his role as Charon, the concierge at the Continental Hotel in New York City, who appeared in all four entries. Charon worked with Keanu Reeve’s unretired assassin, notably looking after John’s new dog in the second installment and taking part in the gun-toting action in the third film. Reddick was also set to appear in the upcoming “Ballerina” spinoff starring Ana de Armas.

Reddick’s first major television role came in Season 4 of the HBO 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 officer by pushing him. down an elevator shaft. After being sent to Oz, Basil is 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.

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