Halle Berry is paying tribute to her John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum (2019) co-star Lance Reddick following his sudden death at the age of 60 on Friday.
In an Instagram post on Saturday, the actress wrote: ‘Sending my sincere condolences to the family and all those who knew and loved Lance. I will never forget the big smile and sincere hug that Lance gave me when I walked onto the set of John Wick for the first time.
She continued: ‘Her kind, sweet energy lit up every room she was in and her heart was bigger than anything in it! Heaven has another angel. We will miss you sweet friend!
The emotional post came along with a black-and-white photo of the Baltimore, Maryland native, which his wife Stephanie Reddick shared earlier that day.
Tribute: Halle Berry, 56, shared a heartbreaking tribute to her John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum co-star on Saturday, coming one day after her sudden passing at the age of 60; the two actors appear in Los Angeles in May 2019
High praise: After offering his condolences to Reddick’s family, Berry shared a story of how his co-star gave him a “big smile and a heartfelt hug” the first time they met on the set of John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum
“Lance was taken from us too soon,” Stephanie Reddick began in the post. ‘Thank you for all your overwhelming love, support and beautiful stories shared on these platforms over the last day. I look at your messages and I can’t begin to express how grateful I am to have you.
‘And to the thousands of Destiny players who played in a special tribute to Lance, thank you. Lance loved you as much as he loved the game,” he added, before concluding: “Donations can be made to momcares.org in Baltimore, his hometown.”
Reddick’s representatives confirmed his death in a statement to People on Friday, revealing that he had been found dead at his home in Los Angeles earlier that day.
Acclaimed actor Lance Reddick passed away suddenly this morning from natural causes. Lance was best known for his roles in The Wire, Bosch, Netflix’s Resident Evil, and the John Wick movies. He is survived by his wife Stephanie Reddick and his children Yvonne Nicole Reddick and Christopher Reddick, the statement said.
We will miss Lance so much. Please respect his family’s privacy at this time,’ he concluded.
Reddick made his professional acting debut in a guest-starring role in an episode of the crime drama series New York Undercover (1996), which was quickly followed by another one-episode role in the detective drama Swift Justice (1996).
Two years later, he landed his first film role in the romantic drama Great Expectations (1998), starring Gwyneth Paltrow, Ethan Hawke, Hank Azaria, Chris Cooper, Anne Bancroft, and Robert De Niro.
He worked consistently in both mediums until landing possibly his breakout role as Cedric Daniels on HBO’s critically acclaimed series The Wire (2002-2008), which ran for 60 episodes over five seasons.
RIP: The Oscar-winning actress also shared the same photo shared by Reddick’s widow, Stephanie Reddick, confirming his death on her Instagram page on Friday.
Breakout: Reddick had his breakout role as Cedric Daniels on HBO’s acclaimed crime drama series The Wire (2002-2008) which ran for five seasons.
The Academy Award-winning actress was also one of many people who shared their condolences in her post, via her late husband’s Instagram page.
‘My love and prayers are with the family at this sad time. Lance was one of the most honest people she had ever met. Truly one of a kind his! RIP sweet king,” said Berry, 56.
The Wire has been widely hailed as one of the best television series of all time.
He went on to play Phillip Broyles, one of the leading roles on the Fox sci-fi series Fringe (2008-2015) for five seasons.
Many fans also know Reddick for his character Charon in all four John Wick movies (2014, 2017, 2019, 2023) starring Keanu Reeves in the title role.
The cast had already kicked off the press tour for John Wick: Chapter 4, ahead of its March 24 general release in the US, when news of Reddick’s death broke.
“We are deeply saddened and heartbroken by the loss of our loving friend and colleague Lance Reddick,” Reeves and the film’s director, Chad Stahelski, shared in a joint statement. ‘He was a consummate professional and a pleasure to work with. Our love and prayers are with his wife Stephanie, his children, his family and friends.’
The duo ended the statement by revealing that they had dedicated this latest sequel “in his loving memory.” We will miss him very much.’
Joining the Franchise: In John Wick 3, Berry played the role of Sofia Al-Azwar, a former assassin, John’s former friend, and manager of the Continental Hotel in Casablanca.
Mainstay: Reddick is also best known to fans for playing Charon in all four John Wick movies (2014, 2017, 2019, 2023) starring Keanu Reeves in the title role.
Family Matters: The actor was married to his wife, Stephanie Reddick, for more than 11 years at the time of his death; they are seen in Los Angeles in October 2022
The steady stream of tributes also included representatives from Lionsgate, the studio behind John Wick: Chapter 4.
“The world of Wick would not be what it is without Lance Reddick and the unparalleled depth he brought to humanity and Charon’s unflappable charisma,” the statement read.
After showering him with praise for his ‘impressive body of work’ and describing him as a ‘lovely and joyful friend’, the statement ended by sharing his ‘deepest condolences to his loving family and fans around the world’.
Lance Reddick leaves behind his wife of over 11 years, Stephanie, and their two children, Yvonne Nicole Reddick and Christopher Reddick, from his previous marriage to Suzanne Yvonne Louis.