Lance Reddick appeared happy and sane in his very last ever video, taken just two days before his shock death at just 60 years old.
The Wire actor died “suddenly” and of natural causes,” his agent Mia Hansen said, after being discovered at his home in Studio City, California, at 9:30 a.m. Friday.
Lance’s passing came as a shock to fans as the John Wick star posted regular posts on his social media this week.
In what would be his last ever video, a smiling Lance appeared cheerfully singing The Whispers’ soul hit “And The Beat Goes On,” referencing his boisterous dogs barking in the background.
He captioned the post: ‘And the beat continues… #dogsoftertwitter’.
Suddenly: Lance Reddick appeared seemingly happy and sane in his last video ever, taken just two days before his shocked death at just 60 years old
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, California, at 9:30 a.m. Friday.
Fans later commented on the video to pay tribute. One wrote: “Damn. Loved him. Death can be as quick as turning off a light switch for anyone. In the end, how you treat people is all that matters. I will think of you with a smile on my face, so you did well my friend, you did well.’
Another typed, “I can’t believe you’re gone, you left so suddenly, so young.” We will never forget you, you were and remain a winner. 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 to the actor whose heart his work carried.”
Lance was in the middle of a promotional tour for his John Wick franchise, starring as caretaker Charon.
Just a day before his tragic death, he uploaded a photo of himself curled up at home with his three dogs in an Instagram promotional post about Hard Rock hotels and National Puppy Day.
On Wednesday night, he was supposed to attend a Wick 4 premiere with co-star Keanu Reaves, but he didn’t show up. Reddick did not explain his absence.
He was also reportedly set to appear on The Kelly Clarkson Show next week.
MailOnline has reached out to the actor’s representatives for comment.
RIP: Lance’s passing has come as a shock to fans as the John Wick star posted regularly on his social media this week
Suddenly: Fans have reacted to the video to pay tribute. One wrote: “Damn. Loved him. 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 surprise I love to spoil my dogs.”
Reddick will be best remembered for his role as Daniels on the hit HBO 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 a day before his death
So sad: He wrote under the photos, “On screen and off it’s no surprise I love spoiling my dogs”
Classic role: Reddick played Cedric Daniels in HBO’s hit drama The Wire
His death comes less than two years after fellow The Wire star Michael K Williams died of an accidental drug overdose in September 2021 at the age of 54.
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 appeared in 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 in The Wire.
‘Equally talented musician as actor. The epitome of class. A sudden unexpected sharp painful sadness for our artistic family.
An unimaginable suffering for his personal family and loved ones. Thank God my friend. You made your mark here. REST IN PEACE’.
Devastating: Reddick is believed to have died a ‘natural death’, sources say. He is pictured with his wife Stephanie Reddick at a screening in February 2015