New York Post

‘Wire’ actor dead at age 60

- Brooke Kato , Eric Hegedus

Lance Reddick, an actor most known for his roles in the “John Wick” franchise and the HBO series “The Wire,” has died.

He was 60.

The actor’s representa­tives confirmed to The Post that he passed away suddenly Friday morning from natural causes.

His death comes just days after he skipped the premiere of “John Wick: Chapter 4” — starring Keanu Reeves — on Wednesday in New York.

“We are deeply saddened and heartbroke­n at the loss of our beloved friend and colleague Lance Reddick,” Reeves and director Chat Stahelski said in a joint statement to Deadline. “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.”

Lionsgate, the studio making the franchise, also released a tribute.

Law-enforcemen­t officials told TMZ that Reddick was found in his home in Studio City around 9:30 a.m.

In his final Instagram post on Thursday, Reddick had just shared a sweet tribute to his dogs, writing, “On screen and off, it’s no surprise I love spoiling my dogs.”

Prior to his “John Wick” fame, in which he played hotel manager Charon, he portrayed Cedrick Daniels, a fictional police officer in Baltimore in five seasons of “The Wire.”

He is survived by his wife, Stephanie Reddick, and his children, Yvonne Nicole Reddick and Christophe­r Reddick.

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LANCE REDDICK Long stint in “John Wick.”

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