Lance Reddick tributes: Wendell Pierce shares heartfelt note after his The Wire co-star’s death
Tributes to Lance Reddick: Wendell Pierce shares a heartfelt note following the death of his The Wire co-star at 60 as James Gunn and Aaron Ginsburg are ‘stunned’ by the news
Hollywood actor Lance Reddick passed away suddenly on Friday at the age of 60.
And heartbreaking tributes for The Wire star were shared on social media soon after.
His co-star from The Wire, Wendell Pierce, was one of the first to submit his note.
Pierce tweeted his message shortly after learning of his friend’s death. “A man of great strength and grace,” the actor said, writing in a heartfelt message.
‘Musician as talented as actor. The epitome of the class. A sudden and unexpected acute and painful duel for our artistic family. Unimaginable suffering for his personal family and loved ones. Good luck my friend. You left your mark here. RIP.’
James Gunn and Aaron Ginsburg also shared their notes.
Tribute: Wendell Pierce honored his friend and The Wire co-star Lance Reddick, who died suddenly at the age of 60 on Friday, calling him “a man of great strength and grace” (pictured in Los Angeles in January 2013)
Tweet: Pierce tweeted the tribute shortly after learning of Reddick’s death
DC boss James Gunn called the actor an “incredibly nice guy” and said his passing was “heartbreaking.”
Jake Fogelnest said he was “deeply saddened” by her passing.
And Aaron Ginsburg said he worked with Lance many years ago and felt it was an “honor.”
Reddick, who played Cedric Daniels on the hit TV series, is believed to have died of natural causes, law enforcement officials said. TMZ.
The accomplished actor had been in the middle of a promotional tour for John Wick: Chapter 4 in which he played the janitor Charon.
The film will be released on March 24.
On Thursday, Reddick uploaded a photo of himself snuggling up with his three dogs at home in an Instagram post about National Puppy Day.
He wrote: “On screen and off, it’s no wonder I love pampering my dogs.”
And three days ago he uploaded a video of himself happily singing ‘and the beat goes on’ while his dogs bark in the background.
He shared a touching note: DC honcho James Gunn called the actor an “incredibly nice guy” and said his passing was “heartbreaking.”
A fan: Gunn is seen here in Los Angeles in 2021 for the Suicide Squad premiere
Reddick will be best remembered for his role as Daniels on HBO’s hit crime series The Wire, appearing in all 60 episodes alongside stars like Dominic West and Idris Elba.
But he also enjoyed roles in blockbuster movies like Godzilla vs. Kong and Angel has fallen.
And he was the voice of Commander Zavala in the Destiny video games.
He is survived by his wife Stephanie Reddic, daughter Yvonne Nicole Redick, and son Christopher Reddick.
Another sad note: Jake Fogelnest said he was ‘deeply saddened’ by her passing
Another heartbreaking post: And Aaron Ginsburg said he worked with Lance many years ago and felt it was an ‘honor’