Lance Reddick has passed away at the age of 60. The John Wick: Chapter 4 star reportedly died due to natural causes on March 17 and his co-stars are paying tribute to the Charon actor. Keanu Reeves, Ian McShane, and more are mourning the unexpected passing of the Fringe star.
On March 17, it was revealed that Lance Reddick has passed away earlier that day. Although the cause of death was previously unannounced, it has since been reported that he had passed from natural causes.
It didn't take long before the news reached the cast and crew of John Wick 4 who were quick to pay tribute to the actor who had been with the franchise from the start. Keanu Reeves and director Chad Stahelski shared a joint statement addressing Lance Reddick's death (via Deadline).
“We are deeply saddened and heartbroken at the loss of our beloved friend and colleague Lance Reddick,” the statement read. “He was the consummate professional and a joy to work with. Our love and prayers are with his wife Stephanie, his children, family and friends. We dedicate the film to his loving memory. We will miss him dearly.”
Ian McShane, who played Charon's employer Winston Scott in the John Wick movies, also addressed Reddick's passing.
“Total shock and disbelief. Lance was a wonderful human being and a wonderful colleague. My deepest condolences, peace and love to his wife, Stephanie, and all his family,” McShane said.
Lionsgate, the studio behind the John Wick franchise, shared the following statement:
“The world of Wick would not be what it is without Lance Reddick and the unparalleled depth he brought to Charon’s humanity and unflappable charisma. Lance leaves behind an indelible legacy and hugely impressive body of work, but we will remember him as our lovely, joyful friend and Concierge. We’re stunned and heartbroken, and our deepest condolences go to his beloved family and his fans all around the world.”
Lance Reddick is best known for his work in The Wire, Godzilla vs. Kong, and the Netflix series Resident Evil. He is expected to appear posthumously in the John Wick spin-off Ballerina and the series focused on the Continental, as well as the Disney+ series Percy Jackson and The Olympians where he will play Zeus.