John Wick actor Lance Reddick has died aged 60
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Actor Lance Reddick has died aged 60, his representative has said.
The actor, who played Charon in the John Wick franchise, died from natural causes, the rep told Variety.
As yet no further details have been given.
In a statement to the BBC, his publicist Mia Hansen said: "Lance will be greatly missed. "Please respect his family's privacy at this time."
Reddick was in the middle of a press tour for the fourth instalment of the John Wick franchise and had taken part in interviews with his co-star Keanu Reeves earlier this week.
The fourth film in the franchise is set to be released on March 24 and will see Reddick reprise his role as Charon, the concierge at the Continental Hotel in New York City.
The actor has appeared in all four of the movies.
Late last year, it was announced that Reddick would be included in the John Wick spin-off Ballerina, with producer Erica Lee saying at the time: “Charon is an indispensable part of the world of Wick. It’s great to know that Lance will continue to make his mark on this franchise.”
Reddick had an impressive and lengthy career with roles on the big and small screen - alongside his works on John Wick, he also appeared in Angel Has Fallen and Godzilla vs Kong, while his TV credits include The Wire, Netflix's Resident Evil, Oz and Lost.
Tributes have begun to pour in for the star on social media with James Gunn posting: “Lance Reddick was an incredibly nice guy, and an incredibly talented actor. This is heartbreaking. My love goes out to all his family, friends, and collaborators.”
His The Wire co-star Wendell Pierce wrote: “A man of great strength and grace. 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.”
Producer and screenwriter Patrick Allan Laffoon tweeted: “Lance Reddick was one of the kindest, coolest, most talented actors I ever got to be around. I always longed to work with him again. What a truly terrible loss.”
Executive producer Aaron Ginsbug also paid tribute to his former colleague, writing: “I got to work with Lance Reddick a number of years ago -- and it was such an honor. He was impeccable in every possible way. I am stunned by this news. Absolute tragedy…”
Reddick is survived by his wife Stephanie and children Yvonne Nicole and Christopher.