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‘His greatest achievement’: Viewers remember when Lance Reddick made Eric Andre cringe

Lance Reddick, the star of “The Wire” and the “John Wick” franchise who died Friday at age 60, left behind a legion of dramatic performances. But a comedic parody stuck with many viewers who took to social media to salute the actor’s rank.

As news of his death circulated on Friday, fans flooded Twitter to tell the late star to rest his power, highlighting his role as Lieutenant Daniels on HBO’s “The Wire” and tritagonist hotel concierge Charon in the films. from “John Wick”. And many also praised the comedic turns of him, specifically the moment when “genuinely disturbed” Comedian Eric Andre on “The Eric Andre Show,” part of Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim programming block.

Reddick appeared on the talk show in 2013 to connect “The Wire” and his ABC drama “Lost.” The exasperated actor let out a big sigh, stood up and waved him away, then quickly turned around and banged on Andre’s wooden desk.

“You need a new desk,” he said, walking offstage, leaving Andre wincing and confused in his wake. He later returned in a hybrid suit that fused LeVar Burton’s “iconic slave role” in the “Roots” miniseries and his VISOR goggles from the “Star Trek” franchise.

Wearing only calf-length pants, the actor emerged from behind a curtain and declared, “I wish I was LeVar Burton” and unleashed a tirade full of profanity about the student of “Reading Rainbow”.

“RIP Lance Reddick. One of my favorite actors and the only person who scared Eric Andre. He always gave the performance of a lifetime in anything he was in, from John Wick to The Wire to Fringe. He will be sorely missed.” tweeted a fan.

Rest in peace to Lance Reddick, an incredible actor with amazing work. He lent his amazing and unique voice, both literally and artistically, to many different projects and characters throughout his career, but I will always remember him for having my favorite part of Eric Andre.” wrote another user.

His greatest achievement” and “one of the wildest appearances on the Eric Andre Show”, others observed.

andre posted a video of the sketch on his Instagram Story on Friday, adding the comment “RIP LANCE” and a crying emoji.

Burton and Burress have yet to publicly react to Reddick’s death, but several other celebrities have, including their “John Wick” counterparts. Check out those reactions here.

Here’s a look at several other reactions:

“Ahhh…damn it. great loss @lancereddick Rest in peace my man. An incredible actor, and an even more incredible guy. Condolences and love to his family and everyone who knew him ”,“ The Walking Dead ”star Jeffrey Dean Morgan wrote.

“RIP to one of my favorite actors, the incomparable Lance Reddick… may his memory be a blessing to all his friends and family.” Andrew Zimmern, host of “Weird Foods” tweeted.

“Lance Reddick is the type of actor who made every project better just by being there. This loss is immeasurable. May he rest in peace,” screenwriter B.J. Colangelo wrote.

“Sad to hear about Lance Reddick. What a wonderful human being. He was a frequent guest and supporter of (the Game Awards), he even recorded VO promos one year for us. An amazing actor who gave so much to the games, he was gone too soon.” Game Awards creator Geoff Keighley wrote.