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Lance Reddick’s widow, Stephanie Reddick, took to social media earlier today to pay tribute to both her late actor husband – who died of natural causes on Friday, aged 60 – and to all those who loved him.
“Lance was taken from us far too soon,” Stephanie said in a message posted to her husband’s Twitter and Instagram accounts. “Thank you for all of your overwhelming love, support and beautiful stories shared on these platforms over the last day. I see your messages and cannot begin to express how grateful I am to have them.”
Stephanie, who had been married to Lance since 2011, then went on to specifically acknowledge fans of the Destiny video games that the actor had voiced the role of Awoken Guardian Zavala since 2014. “And to the thousands of Destiny players who played in a special tribute to Lance, thank you,” she wrote. “Lance loved you as much as he loved the game.”
In closing, Stephanie Reddick said, “Donations can be made to momcares.org in Baltimore, his hometown.”
Among the notables to comment on the tribute post was Oscar winner Halle Berry, who wrote: “My love and prayers are with the family at this very sad time. Lance was one of the most genuine people I have ever met. Truly one of a kind! RIP sweet king 👑.”
Known for his role as Continental Hotel concierge Charon in all four John Wick films, as well as the upcoming Ana de Armas-led spinoff Ballerina, Lance Reddick had been pushing for the Keanu Reeves-led action franchise’s fourth and final major chapter around the time the fantastic news of his passing appeared.
“We are deeply saddened and heartbroken by the loss of our beloved friend and colleague Lance Reddick,” Reeves and John Wick filmmaker Chad Stahelski said in a statement obtained yesterday by Deadline. “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 (John Wick: Chapter 4) to his loving memory. We will miss him a lot.”
Also known for stints on series like The Wire and Fringe, among countless other projects, Reddick is also leaving behind projects including 20th’s White Men Can’t Jump reboot for Hulu; a Disney+ series adaptation of Percy Jackson and the Olympians, which had him play Zeus; Paramount Global Content Distribution’s new take on The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial for Showtime; and John Ridley’s Shirley Chisholm biopic Shirley for Netflix, which stars him alongside Regina King.
Read our obituary for the actor here. Additional tributes from co-stars and other industry admirers can be found here. Watch Stephanie Reddick’s tribute to her late husband, Lance, below.