Lance Reddick tributes: Wendell Pierce shares heartfelt note
Lance Reddick tributes: Wendell Pierce shares heartfelt note after his The Wire co-star’s death 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 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 out his message soon after learning of his friend’s death. ‘A man of great strength and grace,’ said the actor wrote in a heartfelt message.
‘As talented a musician as he was an actor. The epitome of class. A sudden unexpected sharp painful grief for our artistic family. An unimaginable suffering for his personal family and loved ones. Godspeed my friend. You made 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 Friday calling him ‘A man of great strength and grace’ (Pictured in Los Angeles in January 2013)
Tweet: Pierce tweeted out the homage soon after hearing 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 sad’ to here of his passing.
And Aaron Ginsburg said that he worked with Lance many years ago and felt it was an ‘honor.’
Grammy and Oscar winner Questlove wrote ‘I can’t take it no more. rip Lance Reddick.’
Michael Connelly, who wrote the books on which the hit Bosch series is based penned a loving farewell.
‘I’m thinking about my friend Lance Reddick. More than being a key ingredient in the Bosch show, he was a wonderful person, friend and collaborator. He took a character who was paper-thin in the books and made Irvin Irving.
Ben Stiller shared a memory from his youth about his experience with Reddick, writing, ‘Lance Reddick was an beautiful and compelling actor. And a beautiful person. He worked with my mom Anne Meara in her play “Afterplay”, playing Raziel, the waiter slash angel of death. He was exquisite in that and all he did. Nothing is lost.’
Patten Oswalt tried to lighten the load created by the actor’s sudden loss, penning ‘Unacceptable. Death, I want your badge and scythe on my desk at 9am tomorrow.’
Reddick – who played Cedric Daniels in the hit TV series – is understood to have died from natural causes, law enforcement officials told TMZ.
The accomplished actor had been in the middle of a promotional tour for John Wick: Chapter 4 in which he starred as the concierge Charon.
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 premiere of Suicide Squad
Oscar winner Questlove expressed his devastation at the passing of his friend on social media
Questlove send out a message of sadness writing ‘ I cant take it no more. rip Lance Reddick’
Michael Connelly, author Bosch books on which the series is based penned a loving farewell. ‘More than being a key ingredient in the Bosch show, he was a wonderful person, friend and collaborator. He took a character who was paper-thin in the books and made Irvin Irving
The film is set to be released March 24.
On Thursday Reddick he uploaded a shot of himself curled up with his three dogs at home to an Instagram post about National Puppy Day.
He wrote: ‘On screen and off, it’s no surprise I love spoiling my dogs.’
And three days ago he uploaded a video of himself joyously singing ‘and the beat goes on’ as his dogs bark in the background.
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.
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 sad’ to here of his passing
Another heartbreaking post: And Aaron Ginsburg said that he worked with Lance many years ago and felt it was an ‘honor’
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