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Tributes to Lance Reddick: Wendell Pierce shares a heartfelt note after the death of his The Wire co-star

Keanu Reeves led heartfelt tributes to actor Lance Reddick, who passed away suddenly on Friday at the age of 60 at his home in Studio City, California.

Reddick’s co-star on The Wire, Wendell Pierce, was also one of the first to share his thoughts.

Pierce tweeted his heartfelt message, writing: ‘A man of great strength and grace. Such a talented musician as an actor. The epitome of the class.

‘Sudden unexpected sharp aching pain for our artistic family. Unimaginable suffering for his personal family and loved ones. Good luck my friend. You left your mark here. RIP.’

Reddick played Charon the Janitor in the John Wick movies, and Keanu released a statement with the film’s director, Chad Stahelski.

Tribute: Wendell Pierce honored his friend and The Wire co-star Lance Reddick, who died suddenly at the age of 60 on Friday, calling him “a man of great strength and grace” (pictured in Los Angeles in January 2013)

Tweet: Pierce tweeted the tribute shortly after learning of Reddick's death

Tweet: Pierce tweeted the tribute shortly after learning of Reddick’s death

“We are deeply saddened and heartbroken by the loss of our loving friend and colleague Lance Reddick,” Keanu and Chris said in a statement to Variety.

‘He was a consummate professional and a pleasure to work with. Our love and prayers are with his wife Stephanie, his children, his family and friends. We dedicate the film to his loving memory. We will miss him very much.’

The accomplished actor was in the middle of a promotional tour for John Wick: Chapter 4. The film is set to open on March 24.

The producers of the franchise also released a sad message on Friday afternoon.

‘A kind soul, a wonderful human being and a true friend. See you Lance Reddick’, they wrote.

James Gunn and Aaron Ginsburg also shared their notes.

DC boss Gunn called the actor an “incredibly nice guy” and said his passing was “heartbreaking.”

Ginsburg said she worked with Lance many years ago and felt it was an “honor.”

He shared a touching note: DC honcho James Gunn called the actor a

He shared a touching note: DC honcho James Gunn called the actor an “incredibly nice guy” and said his passing was “heartbreaking.”

A fan: Gunn is seen here in Los Angeles in 2021 for the Suicide Squad premiere

A fan: Gunn is seen here in Los Angeles in 2021 for the Suicide Squad premiere

In mourning: The producers of John Wick: Chapter 4 shared a sad message, describing the star as

In Mourning: The producers of John Wick: Chapter 4 shared a sad message, describing the star as “a kind soul, a wonderful human being and a true friend.” See you, Lance Reddick’

Pain: Oscar winner Viola Davis, who starred with the actor in 2012's Won't Back Down, expressed her grief, saying she was 'Shocked!  Speechless!!'

Pain: Oscar winner Viola Davis, who starred with the actor in 2012’s Won’t Back Down, expressed her grief, saying she was ‘Shocked! Speechless!!’

Oscar winner Questlove expressed his devastation over his friend's passing on social media.

Oscar winner Questlove expressed his devastation over his friend’s passing on social media.

Questlove sends a sad message by writing 'I can't take it anymore.  rip lance reddi

Questlove sends a sad message by writing ‘I can’t take it anymore. rip lance reddi

Writer and comedian Jake Fogelnest said he was “deeply saddened” to learn of her passing.

EGOT winner Viola Davis, who starred with the actor in 2012’s Won’t Back Down, expressed her grief.

‘Shocked!! Speechless!! This talented, kind and intelligent King is gone! she posted ‘I was blessed to have worked with you and blessed to have known you. Praying for comfort for his family and loved ones! Rest well Lance Reddick…..see you on the other side’

Grammy and Oscar winner Questlove wrote ‘I can’t take it anymore. rips Lance Reddick.

Michael Connelly, author of the books on which the successful Bosch series is based, said a fond farewell.

I’m thinking of my friend Lance Reddick. More than just a key ingredient in Bosch’s show, he was a wonderful person, friend, and collaborator. He took a character who was paper thin in the books and made Irvin Irving.

Ben Stiller shared a memory from his youth of his experience with the late actor, writing: “Lance Reddick was a beautiful, captivating actor. And a beautiful person. He worked with my mom Anne Meara on her play Afterplay, playing Raziel the angel. of the death that cuts the waiter. He was exquisite in that and in everything he did. Nothing is lost.

Kurtwood Smith, who worked with Reddick on 2019’s Business Ethics, remembered him as ‘A wonderful actor and such a decent man! Too young to go!

Michael Connelly, author of the Bosch books on which the series is based, said a fond farewell.  'More than being a key ingredient in Bosch's show, he was a wonderful person, friend and collaborator.  He took a character who was paper thin in the books and made Irvin Irving

Michael Connelly, author of the Bosch books on which the series is based, said a fond farewell. ‘More than being a key ingredient in Bosch’s show, he was a wonderful person, friend and collaborator. He took a character who was paper thin in the books and made Irvin Irving

Ben Stiller shared a memory of Reddick's work from his youth, explaining how he first met the actor when he was working with his mother, Anne Meara, on Afterplay in 1995.

Ben Stiller shared a memory of Reddick’s work from his youth, explaining how he first met the actor when he was working with his mother, Anne Meara, on Afterplay in 1995.

Bounty: Reddick lent his voice to many video games, including Horizon Forbidden West and Destiny 2: The Witch Queen.  Geoff Keighley of The Game Awards remembered him for his generosity

Bounty: Reddick lent his voice to many video games, including Horizon Forbidden West and Destiny 2: The Witch Queen. Geoff Keighley of The Game Awards remembered him for his generosity

Patton Oswalt tried to lighten the load created by the actor’s sudden loss, writing: ‘Unacceptable. Death, I want your badge and your scythe on my desk tomorrow at 9 am.

Reddick provided voice work for many video games, including Horizon Forbidden West and Destiny 2: The Witch Queen. Geoff Keighley of The Game Awards remembered him for his generosity.

‘It’s so sad to hear about Lance Reddick. What a wonderful human being. He was a frequent guest and supporter of TGA, he even recorded VO promos one year for us. An amazing actor who gave so much to the games, he was gone too soon.

Reddick, who played Cedric Daniels on The Wire, is believed to have died of natural causes, law enforcement officials said. TMZ.

Kurtwood Smith, who worked with Reddick on 2019's Business Ethics, remembered him as 'A wonderful actor and such a decent man!  Too young to go!

Kurtwood Smith, who worked with Reddick on 2019’s Business Ethics, remembered him as ‘A wonderful actor and such a decent man! Too young to go!

Masterclass: Jake Fogelnest, who worked with Reddick on the 2018 comedy Corporate, said he was

Masterclass: Jake Fogelnest, who worked with Reddick on the 2018 comedy Corporate, said he was “deeply saddened” by his passing and that working with the actor was like taking a “masterclass.”

Another heartbreaking post: And Aaron Ginsburg said he worked with Lance many years ago and felt it was an 'honor'

Another heartbreaking post: And Aaron Ginsburg said he worked with Lance many years ago and felt it was an ‘honor’

On Thursday, Reddick uploaded a photo of himself snuggling up with his three dogs at home for an Instagram post about National Puppy Day.

He wrote: “On screen and off, it’s no wonder I love pampering my dogs.”

And three days ago he uploaded a video of himself happily singing ‘and the beat goes on’ while his dogs bark in the background.

Reddick will be best remembered for his role as Cedric Daniels on HBO’s hit crime series The Wire, appearing in all 60 episodes alongside stars like Dominic West and Idris Elba.

But he also enjoyed roles in blockbuster movies like Godzilla vs. Kong and Angel has fallen.

And he was the voice of Commander Zavala in the Destiny video games.

He is survived by his wife Stephanie Reddick, daughter Yvonne Nicole Reddick, and son Christopher Reddick.