Lance Reddick passes away at 60; Halle Berry, Keanu Reeves, Chad Stahelski, others pay heartfelt tribute

Lance Reddick passes away: Hollywood actor Lance Reddick passed away at the age of 60. He appeared in major TV series like `The Wire`, `Fringe` and `Bosch` and films like the `John Wick` franchise.

Following the news of his death, many Hollywood celebrities remember Reddick, as per IANS report.

Halle Berry paid a heartfelt tribute to her John Wick co-star on Saturday. “I send my heartfelt condolences to the family and all those who knew and loved Lance,” Berry wrote on Instagram. “l’ll never forget the huge smile and heartfelt hug Lance gave me as I walked on the set of John Wick for the first time.”

“His kind, sweet energy lit up every room he was in, and his heart was larger than anything in it,” she continued. “Heaven has another angel. You will be missed sweet friend!”

Keanu Reeves and Chad Stahelski released a statement mourning the loss of their `John Wick` cast member, said IANS.

The statement, given to Variety, read: “We are deeply saddened and heartbroken at the loss of our beloved friend and colleague Lance Reddick. 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”.

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`The Wire` creator David Simon said in a statement that Reddick was “a consummate professional, a devoted collaborator, a lovely soul and a friend. This is just gutting and way, way, way too soon for any of us who knew and loved him to contemplate.”

`John Wick` co-star Ian McShane also released a statement to Variety: “Total shock and disbelief. Lance was a wonderful human being and a wonderful colleague. My deepest condolences, peace and love to his wife, Stephanie, and all his family.”

`The Wire` actor Wendell Pierce wrote in honour of his friend: “A man of great strength and grace. As talented a musician as he was an actor. The epitome of class. A sudden unexpected sharp painful grief for our artistic family. An unimaginable suffering for his personal family and loved ones. Godspeed my friend. You made your mark here. RIP.”

Director James Gunn paid tribute to Reddick noting that the actor was “an incredibly nice guy and incredibly talented actor,” and sent his condolences to “all his family, friends and collaborators.”

(With IANS inputs)

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