Stephanie Reddick, the wife of late actor Lance Reddick, has shared a heartfelt tribute to her husband following his sudden passing.
The actor, known for his roles in The Wire and the John Wick film series, passed away on Friday morning at 60 due to “natural causes.”
In an Instagram post on her late husband’s verified account on Saturday, Stephanie shared four images of Lance, expressing her gratitude for the overwhelming love and support from fans and friends.
Stephanie Reddick, the wife of the late Lance Reddick, expressed her gratitude towards her husband’s fans, particularly those who recognized him as the voice behind Commander Zavala in the beloved “Destiny” video game franchise (Credit: Sara De Boer / Startraksphoto)
She wrote, “Lance was taken from us far too soon. Thank you for all your overwhelming love, support, and beautiful stories shared on these platforms over the last day. I see your messages and can’t begin to express how grateful I am to have them. And to the thousands of Destiny players who played in a special tribute to Lance, thank you. Lance loved you as much as he loved the game.”
Stephanie also mentioned that donations could be directed to Mom Cares in his hometown of Baltimore. The organization supports under-supported women with NICU experiences and offers prenatal and postpartum doula care, transportation, advocacy, self-care opportunities, and nourishing meals to moms and their families.
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The actor’s representative confirmed his death to ET on Friday, saying, “Acclaimed actor Lance Reddick passed away suddenly this morning from natural causes. He is survived by his wife, Stephanie Reddick, and children, Yvonne Nicole Reddick and Christopher Reddick. Donations in his memory can be made to momcares.org in Baltimore, his hometown. Lance will be greatly missed. Please respect his family’s privacy at this time.”
Lance and Stephanie, who first met when he performed in a theater where she worked, had been married for over ten years and had two children together. Their low-key lifestyle was highlighted by their understated Minnesota wedding in 2011.
In 1999, while working on a play at the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Lance Reddick met his future wife, Stephanie, an employee at the theater (Credit: Sara De Boer / Startraksphoto)
The two said, “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.”
Lionsgate also released a tribute to the actor, saying, “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, Laurence Fishburne, Halle Berry, Keanu Reeves, Director Chad Stahelski, Ian McShane, Asia Kate Dillon, and Mark Dacascos attend a handprint ceremony honoring Reeves at the TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX forecourt on May 14, 2019, in Hollywood, California (Credit: Media Punch / INSTARimages)
The Wire creator David Simon also paid homage on Twitter, saying, “Consummate professional, devoted collaborator, lovely and gentle man, loyal friend. Could go on, but no, I can’t go on. This is gutting. And way, way, way too soon.”
Lance Reddick’s career spanned television, film, and theater, and he was frequently cast as a distinguished man, often wearing suits or sharp uniforms.
In addition to The Wire and John Wick, he found some success by securing guest or recurring roles on CSI: Miami and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and portrayed in films such as Great Expectations and The Siege. He also appeared in blockbusters, including White House Down, The Blacklist, and Godzilla vs. Kong.
Lance Reddick, best known for his roles in the HBO police drama “The Wire” and the “John Wick” action movies, died on March 17, 2023, of natural causes (Credit: Kathy Hutchins / Shutterstock)
The actor’s upcoming projects included a Netflix biopic of former Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm and the remake of White Men Can’t Jump by 20th Century. He was also expected to portray Zeus in the Disney+ TV adaption of Percy Jackson and the Olympians.
Lance Reddick’s sudden death has left a void in the entertainment industry, and his legacy as a talented actor and beloved individual will be cherished by many.