He was only 60 years old. His admirers have been in shock since the announcement by his agent, Mia Hansen, of the death of the actor of “The Wire” and “John Wick”. His body was found at his home in Studio City, Calif., at 9:30 p.m. Friday. Lance Reddick is believed to have died “of natural causes.” A sudden disappearance all the more shocking since, two days earlier, the actor had appeared in great shape in a video posted on his Twitter account.
We see a smiling Lance Reddick who humorously comments on the barking concert of his beloved dogs which echoes in the background: “And the beat goes on”, (and the music continues) he wrote with the hashtag # dogsoftwitter, the dogs of Twitter.
Two days before his death, Lance Reddick had shared on Twitter a video where the actor appeared smiling and in good shape.
And the beat goes on… #dogsoftwitter pic.twitter.com/CUL4BTN568— Lance Reddick (@lancereddick) March 15, 2023
This short video, so moving in its simplicity, has aroused many reactions from fans who are struggling to admit the reality of this drama that nothing foreshadowed: “Good blood good evening. I loved it. Death can be as quick as turning off a light switch. How you treat people is all that matters at the end of the day. I will remember you with a smile on your face so you did a great job mate you did a great job,” one wrote. Another expresses his conviction that his dogs sensed their master’s tragic outcome: “They knew, these dogs, I tell you. RIP, hero for many, protector of all as I knew him, and for the actor whose heart carried his work. »
On Wednesday, Lance Reddick was not present at the preview of the fourth installment of the John Wick franchise, a film that Keanu Reeves dedicated to the memory of his partner and friend.
Fans later commented on the video to pay tribute. One wrote: ‘Damn. Loved him. Death can be as quick as turning off a light switch for anybody. How you treat people really is all that matters at the end of day. I’ll remember you with a smile on my face so you’ve done good buddy, you’ve done good.’
Another typed: ‘I can’t believe you’re gone, you left so suddenly, so young. We will never forget you, you were and will remain great. Rest in peace’.
While a third follower echoed: ‘They knew, those dogs; I’m telling ya. RIP, hero to the many, protector of all as I know him, and to the actor whose heart carried his work.’
Lance was in the middle of a promotional tour for his franchise John Wick in which he starred as the concierge Charon.
Just a day before his tragic death he had uploaded a photo of himself curled up with his three dogs at home in an Instagram promotional post about Hard Rock hotels and National Puppy Day.
On Wednesday evening he was due to attend a premiere for Wick 4 alongside co-star Keanu Reaves but failed to turn up. Reddick did not explain his absence.
He was also reportedly scheduled to appear on The Kelly Clarkson show next week.
He had posted several photos of himself with his three dogs in a promotional post for Hard Rock hotels.
He wrote: ‘On screen and off, it’s no surprise I love spoiling my dogs.’
Reddick will be best remembered for his role as Daniels on the hit HBO crime series The Wire, appearing in all 60 episodes alongside stars including Dominic West and Idris Elba.
Lance Reddick leaves behind his wife Stephanie and his two children. He was also an accomplished musician and had released two jazz albums in 2007 and 2013. He had recently expressed his interest in playing the role of James Bond in a future film. He told GQ magazine in 2021: “I think it would be great to be the first black American Bond.”
The actor was appreciated for his charisma, professionalism and sense of humor. He had also participated in charitable works, notably to support disadvantaged children and victims of police violence. His sudden disappearance left a void in the world of cinema and television, as well as in the hearts of his fans.
The editorial staff of Gacox.com offers its condolences to Lance Reddick’s family and friends.
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