Lance Reddick, star of ‘The Wire’ and ‘John Wick,’ dies at 60

Lance Reddick, who rose to fame playing the police chief in the Baltimore crime drama “The Wire” and later starred in the “John Wick” film franchise and the Amazon series “Bosch,” died Friday. He is 60 years old.

His death was confirmed by his publicist Mia Hansen. No reason was given.

Lt. Cedric Daniels, the principle head of the investigative unit on “The Wire,” Mr. Reddick gained widespread attention, the hit HBO series, praised for its realistic and often gritty portrayal of policing, crime, education and other aspects of life. Premiere in Baltimore, June 2, 2002.

Mr. Reddick appeared as Philip Broyles on the Fox drama “Fringe,” as General Caulfield on “White House Down,” and as police officer Irwin Irving in more than 60 episodes of the Los Angeles police show “Bosch.” The Harry Bosch Novels by Michael Connelly.

He also worked on video games, most notably Horizon Zero Dawn and its sequel, and the Destiny franchise.

In 2019, Mr. Reddick says, “Range is always what I strive for. The characters I play, even in their diversity, are very intense. But they’re all very different guys.

He is survived by his wife, Stephanie Reddick; a daughter, Yvonne Nicole Reddick; and a son, Christopher Reddick.

A full obituary will appear soon.

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