American actor and musician Lance Reddick, best known for his appearances on television shows The Wire, Fringe, and Bosch, and the John Wick film franchise, died of natural causes on Friday morning, March 17. He was 60. The news of Reddick's demise has been confirmed by his representatives to the US media. The actor was set to be seen reprising his role as Continental Hotel concierge in Keanu Reeves' John Wick: Chapter 4, which will debut next week in theatres worldwide. Keanu Reeves and director Chad Stahelski in a joint statement mourned the loss of the John Wick 4 star and said, "We are deeply saddened and heartbroken at the loss of our beloved friend and colleague Lance Reddick." The pair further stated, "He was the consummate professional and a joy to work with. Our love and prayers are with his wife Stephanie, his children, family, and friends. We dedicate the film to his loving memory. We will miss him dearly."
Lionsgate, the studio behind the fourth installment of the action franchise, paid their condolences to Reddick and said, "The world of Wick would not be what it is without Lance Reddick and the unparalleled depth he brought to Charon’s humanity and unflappable charisma. Lance leaves behind an indelible legacy and hugely impressive body of work, but we will remember him as our lovely, joyful friend and Concierge. We’re stunned and heartbroken, and our deepest condolences go to his beloved family and his fans all around the world."
A kindhearted soul, a wonderful human, and a true friend. Be seeing you, Lance Reddick. pic.twitter.com/btBpdjLY5d— John Wick: Chapter 4 (@JohnWickMovie) March 17, 2023
Lance Reddick played Charon, the concierge at the Continental Hotel in New York, in John Wick (2014) John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017), and John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum (2019), and was also set to be seen in the upcoming spin-off film, Ballerina and television series, The Continental. Apart from John Wick: Chapter 4, he also has roles in films like White Men Can't Jump, Shirley, Ballerina, The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial, which will be posthumous releases. Reddick is survived by his wife, Stephanie Reddick, and children Yvonne Nicole Reddick and Christopher Reddick.