Lance Reddick, a prolific actor who gained fame playing a police commander on the Baltimore crime drama “The Wire” and later starred in the “John Wick” movie franchise and the Amazon series “Bosch,” died on Friday. He was 60.
His death was confirmed by his publicist, Mia Hansen. No cause was given.
Mr. Reddick gained widespread attention as Lt. Cedric Daniels, the principled head of the investigation unit on “The Wire,” the sprawling HBO series that was praised for its realistic and often downbeat depiction of policing, crime, education and other aspects of life in Baltimore, which premiered on June 2, 2002.
Mr. Reddick also appeared on the Fox drama “Fringe” as Phillip Broyles, in the movie “White House Down” as General Caulfield and as the police official Irvin Irving in more than 60 episodes of “Bosch,” the Los Angeles police show based on Michael Connelly’s Harry Bosch novels.
He also branched out into video games, notably Horizon Zero Dawn and its sequel, and the Destiny franchise.
“Range is always what I’m striving for,” Mr. Reddick told The Los Angeles Times in 2019. “I never want anybody to say ‘Oh, this is who he is.’ Although the characters I play, even in all their diversity, tend to be fairly 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.