Lance Reddick seemed apparently happy and healthy in his latest video, taken just two days before his death at just 60 years old.
The Wire actor died ‘suddenly’ and of natural causes,’ his agent Mia Hansen said, after he was discovered at his home in Studio City, California, at 9:30 a.m. Friday.
Lance’s passing has come as a shock to fans, as the John Wick star had been posting regularly on his social media this week.
In what would be his last video, a grinning Lance appeared in high spirits as he sang The Whispers’ soulful hit ‘And The Beat Goes On’ in reference to his boisterous dogs barking in the background.
He captioned the post: “And the beat continues… #dogsoftwitter.”
Sudden: Lance Reddick seemed seemingly happy and healthy in his latest video, taken just two days before his death at just 60
Tragic: The Wire actor died ‘suddenly’ and of natural causes,’ his agent Mia Hansen said after he was discovered at his home in Studio City, Calif., at 9:30 a.m. Friday.
Fans then commented on the video to pay tribute. One wrote: ‘Damn. I loved it. Death can be as quick as turning off a light switch for anyone. How you treat people is really all that matters at the end of the day. I will remember you with a smile on my face, so you’ve done well my friend, you’ve done well.
Another wrote: ‘I can’t believe you’re gone, gone so suddenly, so young. We will never forget you, you were and will continue to be great. Rest in peace’.
While a third follower echoed: ‘They knew it, those dogs; I’m telling you RIP, hero to many, protector of all as I know him, and the actor whose heart carried his work.’
Lance was in the middle of a promotional tour for his John Wick franchise in which he played the janitor Charon.
Just a day before his tragic death, he had uploaded a photo of himself snuggling up with his three dogs at home in a promotional Instagram post about Hard Rock Hotels and National Puppy Day.
She was due to attend the Wick 4 premiere on Wednesday night with her co-star Keanu Reaves, but she didn’t show up. Reddick did not explain his absence.
He was also reportedly scheduled to appear on The Kelly Clarkson show next week.
MailOnline has contacted the actor’s representatives for comment.
RIP: Lance’s death has come as a shock to fans, as the John Wick star had been posting regularly on his social media this week.
Sudden: Fans have commented on the video to pay tribute. One wrote: ‘Damn. I loved it. Death can be as quick as turning off a light switch for anyone.
He had posted several photos of himself with his three dogs in a promotional post for Hard Rock Hotels.
He wrote: “On screen and off, it’s no wonder I love pampering my dogs.”
Reddick will be best remembered for his role as Daniels on HBO’s hit crime series The Wire, appearing in all 60 episodes alongside stars like Dominic West and Idris Elba.
Social media: Reddick uploaded a photo of himself relaxing at home with his three dogs just one day before his death.
So sad: She wrote below the photos: “On screen and off, it’s no wonder I love pampering my dogs.”
Classic role: Reddick played Cedric Daniels in the hit HBO drama The Wire
His death comes less than two years after The Wire star Michael K Williams died at age 54 of an accidental drug overdose in September 2021.
Reddick also had recurring roles on hit TV shows Fringe, Oz, Bosch, and Lost and was the voice of Commander Zavala in the Destiny video games.
And he made cameo appearances in the Blockbuster movies Godzilla Vs. Kong and Angel Has Fallen.
He is survived by his wife Stephanie, daughter Yvonne Nicole, and son Christopher.
Stars took to Twitter to pay tribute to the ‘incredibly talented’ actor when news of his death broke on Friday.
“A man of great strength and grace,” said Wendell Pierce, his co-star on The Wire.
‘Musician as talented as actor. The epitome of the class. A sudden and unexpected acute and painful duel for our artistic family.
‘Unimaginable suffering for his personal family and loved ones. Good luck my friend. You left your mark here. RIP’.
Devastating: Reddick is believed to have died of “natural causes,” sources say. He is pictured with his wife Stephanie Reddick at a screening in February 2015.