Lance Reddick death: Wife Stephanie Reddick pays tribute

Lance Reddick’s wife, Stephanie Reddick, responded to tributes Saturday following the death of the “The Wire” and “Fringe” actor.

On Instagram, Stephanie Reddick mourned the loss of her husband, “taken from us too soon.” She posted a series of photos of Lance Reddick, who died Friday morning at his home in Los Angeles. He was 60 years old.

“Thank you for all of your overwhelming love, support and beautiful stories shared on these platforms over the last day,” Stephanie Reddick wrote in a message shared on her late husband’s Instagram page.

“I see your messages and cannot express enough how grateful I am for them.”

Stephanie Reddick, who married the “Bosch” and “John Wick” actor in 2011, also gave a shoutout to fans of the video game “Destiny,” which features Lance Reddick as the voice of Commander Zavala. According to Forbes, “Destiny” players across the game world are holding virtual vigils and memorials for Reddick this weekend.

“Thank you to the thousands of Destiny players who paid a special tribute to Lance,” said Stephanie Reddick. “Lance loved you as much as he loved the game.”

Stephanie Reddick concluded her statement by encouraging people to donate to — based in her hometown of Baltimore — in memory of the artist.

Since Friday, Lance Reddick’s fans, friends and industry peers have been saluting the prolific film and TV star on social media and beyond.

In a joint statement to the Los Angeles Times, “John Wick” star Keanu Reeves and director Chad Stahelski hailed Lance Reddick as a “consummate professional and a pleasure to work with.” He dedicated the fourth “John Wick” movie — which features Reddick’s Karen and opens in theaters Friday — “to her dear memory.”

Others who reacted to the news of Reddick’s death included Questlove, Ben Stiller, James Gunn, Stephen King, “Vick” cast member Ian McShane, who called his co-star “a wonderful person” and “The Wire” actor remembered as Wendell Pierce, who lauded him as “a man of great strength and grace”.

“class symbol” Pierce tweeted, The death was described as a “sudden unexpected sharp painful grief to our artistic family”. An unimaginable pain for his personal family and loved ones. Godspeed my friend. You have made your mark here.

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