Sad breaking news coming out of Hollywood this evening. According to multiple reports, Lost and Percy Jackson and the Olympians star, acclaimed actor Lance Reddick, died suddenly at the age of 60. Reddick has been a staple actor in the entertainment industry for more than 25 years and has more than one hundred acting credits to his name. Most notably, Reddick played Charon in the John Wick franchise, and Irvin Irving in the hit series Bosch. His memorable voice also got him cast in recurring roles like Thomas Wayne in the Batman Unburied podcast series.
According to a report from TMZ, Reddick was discovered in his Studio City apartment, and, while a toxicology report has not been completed yet, it appears that he died of natural causes.
Law enforcement sources tell TMZ … Lance’s body was discovered at his Studio City home Friday morning around 9:30 AM. His cause of death is currently unclear, but our law enforcement sources say it appears to be natural.
Lance posted a selfie video on social media Wednesday morning, appearing to be at home with his dogs instead of attending the ‘Wick 4’ premiere in New York City … though he never mentioned why he wasn’t going to the premiere.
Shortly after news of Reddick’s death broke, his John Wick costar Keanu Reeves and John Wick director Chad Stahelski released a joint statement, which was published by The Hollywood Reporter:
“We are deeply saddened and heartbroken at the loss of our beloved friend and colleague Lance Reddick. 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.”
Over the years, Reddick has worked with The Walt Disney Company numerous times. He most notably portrayed Matthew Abaddon in the iconic series, Lost. He also lent his voice talents to more than one series, voicing Falcon, AKA Sam Wilson, in The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes and Cutler in TRON: Uprising. Recently, Reddick was the voice behind Lunaris in the rebooted animated Ducktales series.
Ducktales wasn’t the last project that Reddick was working on with Disney. In late January, it was announced that Disney had cast Reddick to play Zeus in the upcoming Disney+ series, Percy Jackson and the Olympians. At this time, Disney has not said what will happen to the role, but it is expected that they will use the footage that they have of Reddick. Should the character of Zeus be needed for another season, they may recast it.
Reddick leaves behind his wife, Stephanie Reddick, who he married in 2011.