Halle Berry paid tribute to her John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum (2019) costar Lance Reddick in the wake of his sudden death at age 60 on Friday.
In an Instagram post on Saturday, the actress wrote: “I send my sincere condolences to the family and everyone who knew and loved Lance. I’ll never forget the huge smile and heartfelt hug Lance gave me when I first walked onto the set of John Wick.”
She continued, “His kind sweet energy lit up every room he was in and his heart was bigger than anything in it! Heaven has another angel. You will be missed dear friend!’
The emotional post came alongside a black and white photo of the Baltimore, Maryland native that his wife Stephanie Reddick shared earlier the same day.
Tribute: Halle Berry, 56, shared a heartbreaking tribute to her John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum costar on Saturday, one day after his sudden passing at age 60; the two actors are pictured in Los Angeles in May 2019
High praise: After offering her condolences to Reddick’s family, Berry shared a story about how her co-star gave her a “huge smile and heartfelt hug” the first time they met on the set of John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum
“Lance was taken from us way too soon,” Stephanie Reddick began in the post. Thank you for all of your overwhelming love, support and beautiful stories shared on these platforms over the past day. I see your messages and can’t begin to express how grateful I am to receive them.’
And to the thousands of Destiny players who played in special tribute to Lance, thank you. Lance loved you as much as he loved the game,” she added, before concluding, “Donations can be made to momcares.org in Baltimore, his hometown.”
Representatives for Reddick confirmed his death in a statement to People on Friday, revealing he was found dead at his Los Angeles home earlier in the day.
Acclaimed actor Lance Reddick died suddenly this morning of natural causes. Lance was best known for his roles in The Wire, Bosch, Netflix’s Resident Evil, and the John Wick movies. He is survived by his wife Stephanie Reddick and children Yvonne Nicole Reddick and Christopher Reddick, the statement said.
Lance will be sorely missed. Please respect his family’s privacy at this time,” it concluded.
Reddick made his professional acting debut in a guest role in an episode of the police drama series New York Undercover (1996), which was soon followed by another one-episode role in the detective drama Swift Justice (1996).
Two years later, he scored his first film role in the romantic drama Great Expectations (1998), starring Gwyneth Paltrow, Ethan Hawke, Hank Azaria, Chris Cooper, Anne Bancroft and Robert De Niro.
He worked consistently in the two mediums until, arguably, landing his breakout role as Cedric Daniels on the critically acclaimed HBO series The Wire (2002-2008), which would result in 60 episodes over five seasons.
RIP: The Oscar-winning actress also shared the same photo that Reddick’s widow, Stephanie Reddick, shared when confirming his death on his Instagram page on Friday
Breakthrough: Reddick made his breakthrough as Cedric Daniels in the critically acclaimed HBO crime drama series The Wire (2002-2008) which ran for five seasons
The Academy Award-winning actress was also one of many people who shared their condolences in her post, via her late husband’s Instagram page.
My love and prayers are with the family at this very sad time. Lance was one of the most genuine people I had ever met. Truly one of a kind! RIP dear king,” noted Berry, 56.
The Wire is widely hailed as one of the greatest television series of all time.
He then played Phillip Broyles, one of the lead roles in the Fox sci-fi series Fringe (2008-2015), for five seasons.
Many fans also know Reddick for his character Charon in all four John Wick movies (2014, 2017, 2019, 2023) starring Keanu Reeves in the title role.
The cast had already begun the press tour for John Wick: Chapter 4 ahead of its March 24th wide release in the US when news broke that Reddick had passed away.
“We are deeply saddened and heartbroken by the loss of our beloved friend and colleague Lance Reddick,” Reeves and the film’s director Chad Stahelski shared in a joint statement. “He was the consummate professional and a pleasure to work with. Our love and prayers are with his wife Stephanie, his children, family and friends.”
The duo ended the statement by revealing that they dedicated this latest sequel to his loving memory. We will miss him very much.’
Joining Franchise: In John Wick 3, Berry played the role of Sofia Al-Azwar, an ex-hitman, a former friend of John’s, and the manager of the Continental Hotel in Casablanca
Mainstay: Reddick is also best known to fans for playing Charon in all four John Wick movies (2014, 2017, 2019, 2023) starring Keanu Reeves in the title role
Family Matters: The actor was married to his wife, Stephanie Reddick, for more than 11 years at the time of his death; they can be seen in Los Angeles in October 2022
The steady stream of tributes also included representatives from Lionsgate, the studio behind John Wick: Chapter 4.
“The world of Wick would not be what it is without Lance Reddick and the unparalleled depth he brought to Charon’s humanity and imperturbable charisma,” the statement read.
After praising him for his “impressive body of work” and describing him as a “dear, joyful friend,” the statement ended by sharing their “deepest condolences to his beloved family and his fans around the world.”
Lance Reddick is survived by his wife of over 11 years, Stephanie, and his two children, Yvonne Nicole Reddick and Christopher Reddick, from his previous marriage to Suzanne Yvonne Louis.