Lance Reddick tribute: Wendell Pierce shares heartfelt comment following the death of his The Wire co-star
Lance Reddick tribute: Wendell Pierce shares heartfelt comment following his The Wire co-star’s death at age 60, while James Gunn and Aaron Ginsburg are ‘baffled’ by the news
Hollywood actor Lance Reddick died suddenly on Friday at the age of 60.
And soon after, heartbreaking tributes for The Wire star were shared on social media.
His The Wire costar Wendell Pierce was one of the first to present his note.
Pierce tweeted his message shortly after learning of his friend’s death. “A man of great strength and grace,” the actor wrote in a heartfelt message.
‘Equally talented musician as actor. The epitome of class. A sudden unexpected sharp painful sadness for our artistic family. An unimaginable suffering for his personal family and loved ones. Thank God my friend. You made your mark here. REST IN PEACE.’
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 Friday at age 60, calling him “A man of great strength and grace” (pictured in Los Angeles in January 2013)
Tweet: Pierce tweeted the tribute shortly after learning about Reddick’s death
DC honcho James Gunn called the actor an “incredibly nice guy” and said his passing was “heartbreaking.”
Jake Fogelnest said he was “deeply saddened” by his passing.
And Aaron Ginsburg said he worked with Lance many years ago and considered it an “honour.”
Grammy and Oscar winner Questlove wrote, “I can’t take it anymore. rip Lance Reddick.”
Reddick — who played Cedric Daniels on the hit TV series — is believed to have died of natural causes, law enforcement officials said TMZ.
The talented actor was in the middle of a promotional tour for John Wick: Chapter 4 playing the role of janitor Charon.
The movie will be released on March 24.
On Thursday, Reddick uploaded a photo of himself curled up at home with his three dogs to an Instagram post on National Puppy Day.
He wrote, “On screen and off, it’s no surprise I love to spoil my dogs.”
And three days ago, he uploaded a video of him happily singing “and the beat goes on” while his dogs barked in the background.
He shared a touching message: DC honcho James Gunn called the actor an “incredibly nice guy” and said his passing was “heartbreaking”
A fan: Gunn can be seen here in Los Angeles in 2021 for the Suicide Squad premiere
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 like Dominic West and Idris Elba.
But he also enjoyed roles in blockbuster movies, including 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” over his passing here
Another heartbreaking post: And Aaron Ginsburg said he worked with Lance many years ago and considered it an ‘honour’
Questlove sent a message of grief, writing ‘I can’t take it anymore. rip Lance Reddick’