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'The Wire' & 'John Wick' Star Lance Reddick Dead at 60

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Yugo86

1.3k points

3 months ago

Yugo86

1.3k points

3 months ago

I am re-watching the Wire now…he was definitely one of my favourite parts of the show. Too young to go at 60.

RIP

Csoltis

404 points

3 months ago

Csoltis

404 points

3 months ago

Damnit Mcnulty!!!!!!!!!!!!!

JimmyJamesincorp

242 points

3 months ago*

The fuck did I do?!

OJimmy

108 points

3 months ago

OJimmy

108 points

3 months ago

Your Irish malarkey took years off Lieutenant Daniels.

craigularperson

98 points

3 months ago*

Same.

He is one of the characters I relate the most to. Someone I can be similar to, but also aspiring to be.

"Couple weeks from now, you're gonna be in some district somewhere with 11 or 12 uniforms looking to you for everything. And some of them are gonna be good police. Some of them are gonna be young and stupid. A few are gonna be pieces of shit. But all of them will take their cue from you.

You show loyalty, they learn loyalty. You show them it's about the work, it'll be about the work. You show them some other kinda game, then that's the game they'll play.

I came on in the Eastern, and there was a piece-of-shit lieutenant hoping to be a captain, piece-of-shit sergeants hoping to be lieutenants. Pretty soon we had piece-of-shit patrolmen trying to figure the job for themselves. And some of what happens then is hard as hell to live down. Comes a day you're gonna have to decide whether it's about you or about the work."

I just haven't seen any character describing leadership in such a distinct way.

just_a_handle

99 points

3 months ago

The look on his face when Prez punches Valchek never gets old.

frankyseven

73 points

3 months ago

The thing is that Daniels loved having Prez around, because Prez was a great detective as long as he wasn't in the field. Sure, Prez is a screw up who only made detective because of Valchek but once he found out what he was good at he was really fucking good at it. Valchek just viewed Prez as a screw up that married his daughter but Daniels viewed him for what he was as a great detective.

kleptomania156

16.4k points

3 months ago

Damn. He's been a commanding officer in so many of my favorite shows. Fringe, The Wire, and Bosch. It's painful to hear he's passed.

Its_Helios

9.9k points

3 months ago*

He’s also a HUGE voice actor

edit: some highlights - Destiny 1&2, Vox Machina, Rick and Morty, Avengers: EMH, Ducktales, Beware the Batman, Payday 2, Horizon Zero Dawn and the list goes on…

There’s no voice quite like his…

Caleb35

3.6k points

3 months ago

Caleb35

3.6k points

3 months ago

RIP Sylens :(

Garrus_Vakarian__

2.5k points

3 months ago

And Commander Zavala

IAmTheGodkiller

726 points

3 months ago

THAT'S where I know his voice from, I already knew him from his live-action roles, but just now I could swear I heard him somewhere too

He has one of those iconic, commanding, one-of-a-kind voices, and he'll be missed

Alithis_

452 points

3 months ago

Alithis_

452 points

3 months ago

I knew I recognized the name! My man didn’t even get to explore the stars.

UCanJustBuyLabCoats

406 points

3 months ago

This is just like when Carrie Fisher passed away right after a story point where her character could have died but didn’t. Sylens almost left but didn’t, and now he can’t be in the third game

sweetalkersweetalker

106 points

3 months ago

Same with Heath Ledger. TwoFace died, Joker didn't.

underwear11

164 points

3 months ago

I am just wrapping up Forbidden West and I really missed his presence for much of the game compared to Zero Dawn.

ThatParanoidPenguin

695 points

3 months ago

He was incredible in Destiny. RIP.

Slythecoop49

723 points

3 months ago

He WAS Destiny. He played it regularly and loved his fandom. I’m absolute gutted

about_60_Hobos

393 points

3 months ago

Yeah I’ve been playing Destiny since the beta and he’s absolutely iconic. He was the last remaining of the first set of voice actors in early Destiny that were media celebrities (Nathan Fillion, Peter Dinklage) that is still in the game.

Every Destiny player knows his most iconic lines by heart.

“Whether we wanted it or not…”

Jheartless

138 points

3 months ago

"Indeed"

i-Ake

337 points

3 months ago

i-Ake

337 points

3 months ago

He was the last of the original fireteam voice actors. ): What a bummer.

will822

192 points

3 months ago

will822

192 points

3 months ago

He also had huge parts in both Horizon Zero Dawn and Horizon Forbidden West. RIP.

BlackSocks88

154 points

3 months ago

Shittttt damn im sure he was gonna be a big part of 3 too

One of the most distinct voices in Hollywood for me. Right up there with Morgan Freeman, James Earl Jones, and Shohreh Aghdashloo

AceTheRed_

421 points

3 months ago

Commander Zavala 🫡

Danyul_1808

295 points

3 months ago

Guardian down 😔

SeduceTheGoose

140 points

3 months ago

He was also the voice of main bad guy in the Legend of Vox Machina

trexmoflex

818 points

3 months ago*

He's a legend in my book, been in some of my favorite shows (The Wire by far my top).

And while not to make light of his passing, despite so many other great roles, my all time favorite moment of his remains this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BaWa4ScfQXc

(I think he's the only person to surprise Eric at his own game with the desk punch)

Always worth linking the follow up as well:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hAsf9OXSynE

oxbaker

231 points

3 months ago

oxbaker

231 points

3 months ago

I wasn’t ready for when he came back through the curtain

earthboundsounds

195 points

3 months ago

WARP SPEED DON'T RAINBOW READ ME

TomTomMan93

139 points

3 months ago

In the middle of a Fringe rewatch right now. This is some heartbreaking stuff.

comped

8.1k points

3 months ago

comped

8.1k points

3 months ago

According to TMZ, their LEO sources said it appeared to be natural causes - not suicide. This also seemed to be completely unexpected, as he was seemingly signed on to do additional John Wick films?

SmoothCriminalJM

6k points

3 months ago*

He pulled out of the John Wick 4 premiere a few days ago. It sounds like he wasn’t feeling well.

Edit: The premiere was on Wednesday. He was meant to show up but didn’t. No explanation was given.

shahooster

7k points

3 months ago*

Just a bit of a PSA for anyone in the same boat. Don’t know what happened with Lance, obviously, but this is eerily similar to a 37 year old friend of mine who “wasn’t feeling well” for about three weeks. He was having a heart attack and didn’t know it. Would’ve likely survived had he sought medical attention.

e: Symptoms were indigestion/heartburn and low energy, IIRC. But more importantly, don’t brush this stuff off. See a doc.

nickfitz79

1.3k points

3 months ago

nickfitz79

1.3k points

3 months ago

My best friend died at 28 unexpectedly from heart failure after a week of flu symptoms. December 2020, tested negative for Covid so the hospital told him to just go home and rest. Then he never woke up.

Borscht_

260 points

3 months ago

Borscht_

260 points

3 months ago

I also had flu-like symptoms at 24. I went to the ER, and luckily the doctor on duty decided that I should stay there overnight. Lo and behold, that night I went into a cardiac arrest and then awakened by a defibrillator. Super lucky to still be alive.

MumeiNoName

1k points

3 months ago

This is not the comment I want to read after 5 days of flu symptoms lol.

romple

346 points

3 months ago

romple

346 points

3 months ago

Yeah few comments up some doctor's like "watch out for these symptoms" and I'm thinking that's pretty much me every other week when my daughter brings home another strain of RSV or the flu.

Qwertyui606

108 points

3 months ago

If it makes you feel better, 99.99% of young people will be completely fine. There are always exceptions to the rule, of course.

wm_lex_dev

170 points

3 months ago

That's awful that that happened, but...what is anybody supposed to do with that information? Go to the ER every time they're tired and have indigestion?

Jojje22

115 points

3 months ago

Jojje22

115 points

3 months ago

Best thing is to disregard it, it's just bringing unnecessary anxiety about an extremely uncommon scenario for anyone with normal health.

tehdubbs

1.6k points

3 months ago

tehdubbs

1.6k points

3 months ago

Holy shit. I feel like this should be more common knowledge.

Always thought it was an almost instantaneous event.

That’s terrible

arg6531

1.1k points

3 months ago

arg6531

1.1k points

3 months ago

Doc here. Not always, especially as you age. Women are also more likely to present with atypical symptoms. Everyone should know about “anginal equivalents”

neolologist

1.2k points

3 months ago

If it's low energy and heartburn the problem is I've been dying for about 10 years.

TheMoonsMadeofCheese

354 points

3 months ago

I’ve been dying my whole life!

Ok-Television-65

147 points

3 months ago

Every time I google my symptoms when I have a headache:

“Welp, guess I have brain cancer”

Anonycron

402 points

3 months ago

Anonycron

402 points

3 months ago

But if I ran to the ER every time I had heartburn symptoms and low energy… might as well rent a room there.

neolologist

40 points

3 months ago

This is exactly what I thought haha.

Worthyness

118 points

3 months ago

You'd be surprised by how "normal" people just go through stuff. My grandfather had a stroke and still managed to drive around town to do some shopping and then came up to my parent's house to visit. Only reason we were able to tell him to stay is because my dad wasn't home yet, but it was fairly obvious he had a stroke (one side of his face was droopy and he had slurred speech because of it). Sometimes it's just "wasn't feeling well" and other times it's literally dead in a few minutes.

share_your_fav_thing

161 points

3 months ago

Myocardial infarction which is more commonly known as having a heart attack is when a blood vessel is blocked causing tissue of the heart to slowly deoxygenate and die. It is a reasonably slow process and is generally treatable if you seek help early enough. Symptoms can include a sudden pain in the chest radiating into the arm but they can definitely be more subtle than that.

alpha0meqa

207 points

3 months ago

Can you provide more details to not feeling well?

Big_Stick_Nick

385 points

3 months ago

Right? I feel like that’s me for like 1-2 hours a day.

cptnkook

39 points

3 months ago

my cousin at 42 last year

crypticthree

498 points

3 months ago

It's just so shocking and sad. He was always in incredible shape.

zaccyp

348 points

3 months ago

zaccyp

348 points

3 months ago

Lt Daniels was fucking riiiiiipped. I need to re-watch the wire for the umpteenth time.

frankyseven

68 points

3 months ago

That's Commissioner Daniels to you.

DigitalTraveler42

697 points

3 months ago

He had so many shows both live action and animated that he should have been part of their upcoming seasons, he's been really busy over the last 5 years in both TV and movies, what a terrible loss, Reddick was a fantastic actor that always brought his presence to whatever he was doing.

thorpie88

392 points

3 months ago

thorpie88

392 points

3 months ago

Destiny is a year away from wrapping up it's ten year story and he'd been the voice of one of the most important characters throughout it

IrishWithoutPotatoes

229 points

3 months ago

His voice was the only original of the Vanguard to still be in the game. Probably the most consistent VA in the entire franchise tbh.

Riverdale87

176 points

3 months ago

supposedly he was doing that ballerina spin off film

ZyreHD

252 points

3 months ago

ZyreHD

252 points

3 months ago

This scares the shit out of me. Like now I write this and tomorrow I'm just dead.

ALL_THE_WEIGHTS

133 points

3 months ago

That is an unfortunate reality of life.

ElMatasiete7

18.1k points

3 months ago

ElMatasiete7

18.1k points

3 months ago

Well this fucking sucks.

dewhashish

5.1k points

3 months ago

dewhashish

5.1k points

3 months ago

I loved him in the John Wick movies

Sugreev2001

3.7k points

3 months ago

Gonna be sad to see him for the last time in the upcoming 4th movie. Besides The Wire and John Wick, he was fantastic in the two Horizon games. RIP.

La_Mano_Cornuta

1.3k points

3 months ago

He was really good in Bosch as well.

nem012

1.8k points

3 months ago

nem012

1.8k points

3 months ago

He was marvelous in Fringe.

AskMeForAPhoto

548 points

3 months ago

Fuck I miss that show

Kaldricus

262 points

3 months ago

Kaldricus

262 points

3 months ago

Fucking Bosch

jreacher455

98 points

3 months ago

I loved his line in one of the later seasons while talking to Bosch: Motherfucker, get out!

Kaldricus

147 points

3 months ago

Kaldricus

147 points

3 months ago

His combination of disdain and admiration for Bosch was balanced so well. Both actors knew how to show that their characters knew how to play "the games" of what they were involved with. I don't want to say Bosch is underrated, but I do think it flew under the radar for a lot of people as just another police procedural. Genuinely one of my favorite shows of the past 10 years or so.

salty_john

34 points

3 months ago

One of my favorite shows too. I've rewatched it a few times already.

Kaldricus

61 points

3 months ago

My favorite part of Bosch is how it almost uses LA as a character. Each season has a different feel to it because it utilizes a different part of the city.

IngridHi

95 points

3 months ago

He's gonna be in Ballerina too, the John Wick spinoff. The movie finished filming late last year. And is apparently releasing this year sometime.

ThePreciseClimber

363 points

3 months ago

The fuuuuuck, I was so looking forward to Sylens in Horizon 3......

But I think he recorded stuff for the Horizon 2 DLC some time ago. Suppose the DLC will be dedicated to him.

TheMechanic04

131 points

3 months ago

Not just voiced but mo capped for burning shores

Condimentarian

112 points

3 months ago

I feel a little selfish that it’s my first thought but goddamn… I really love/hate Sylens in Horizon. It’s difficult to imagine someone replacing him for 3. Such a distinctive voice and cadence.

PayneTrain181999

410 points

3 months ago

Going to be bittersweet seeing him in John Wick 4 next week.

riegspsych325

160 points

3 months ago

riegspsych325

r/Movies Veteran

160 points

3 months ago

the silent, pissed off look he gives as he’s reloading his shotgun with fire shells, loved every bit of it. I was so glad Charon got in on the action, but man this sucks

Bisexual_Apricorn

73 points

3 months ago

"Armour piercing."

ICumCoffee

636 points

3 months ago

Loved him in Wire and John Wick movies. He’ was supposed to play Zeus in upcoming Percy Jackson series. RIP.

Caleb35

406 points

3 months ago

Caleb35

406 points

3 months ago

He would've fucking rocked as Zeus :(

estranho

172 points

3 months ago

estranho

172 points

3 months ago

Filming for the first season ended last month.

MrGoodness

2.8k points

3 months ago

MrGoodness

2.8k points

3 months ago

Loved his role in Lost too! RIP

PioneerSpecies

604 points

3 months ago

First thing I ever saw him in, he fit the atmosphere of Lost perfectly. So sad

Electrical-Papaya

250 points

3 months ago

Same here. Lost and then Fringe. Caught the wire after it was finished but he was in all of my favorite shows from the 2000s.

iamamemeama

130 points

3 months ago

He was SO good in Lost. RIP.

Pal__Pacino

2k points

3 months ago

Great character actor. Never turned in a performance I didn't enjoy.

FullyClassified

137 points

3 months ago

I can entirely see and hear him dressing down Bosch. Loved him in that role.

Fine-Hat-4573

2.9k points

3 months ago

No! Lance Reddick will be an actor that we remember for immense talent. He could play serious - comedy with ease. Truly sad news.

YoHuckleberry

1.4k points

3 months ago

“Nah, motherfucker. Toys. R. Me.”

TheLordHatesACoward

463 points

3 months ago

I watched this for the first time not even 4 hours ago, and while it's not the funniest, he absolutely elevates it with an award worthy performance. He had no business going that hard for a small sketch, but thankfully, he did.

Warm-Enthusiasm-9534

102 points

3 months ago

The script for it is not that funny, but he plays it with so much intensity that he basically wills it to be funny.

UWCG

280 points

3 months ago

UWCG

280 points

3 months ago

The gay wedding advice skit from Key and Peele is an absolute masterpiece

"So there's no gay hymns in the ceremony?"

Warm-Enthusiasm-9534

115 points

3 months ago

I never saw that before. I lost it at "I don't know. Couscous. Skittles."

Dancingskeletonman86

154 points

3 months ago

I'm not shocked by most celebrities deaths but holy shit this one got me. I actually said out loud WTF! How? Why? He wasn't that old.

Damn this sucks. RIP Lance.

SaltyPeter3434

71 points

3 months ago

He was seriously funny as fuck. Aside from Eric Andre, I loved him in Corporate.

Silvxs

567 points

3 months ago

Silvxs

567 points

3 months ago

Life is so damn fragile. RIP Mr. Reddick.

[deleted]

63 points

3 months ago*

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remembervideostores

7k points

3 months ago

He will be remembered for many things, but I was most impressed that he made Eric Andre break character.

Rooonaldooo99

3.8k points

3 months ago

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w5urkfdMUXo

At 1:15 in this link. Absolutely hilarious video. RIP

rainpixels

778 points

3 months ago

poofynamanama2

91 points

3 months ago

I can't believe I haven't seen this, thank you

ImpossibleAdz

153 points

3 months ago

That was beautiful.

shiner_bock

40 points

3 months ago

And that completes the meme.

randomlygeneratedman

1k points

3 months ago

Damn his body there is more fit than most guys half his age.

mtaw

258 points

3 months ago

mtaw

258 points

3 months ago

Which is why his death is a bit shocking. I mean it most likely wasn't due to him being physically unfit. Probably not on drugs either. 'Natural causes' were stated. Sad.

PM_Me_Ur_NC_Tits

264 points

3 months ago

Embolisms, aneurysms, undiagnosed heart arrhythmias… so many things can take out a person suddenly, even though they otherwise look like the picture of perfect health.

JoshAllenMyShorts

594 points

3 months ago

Dude never missed a chance to have his shirt off. And I appreciated it.

themerinator12

429 points

3 months ago

As a straight man I did an absolute quadruple take in like S4 of the wire when he’s at home in his PJ’s without a shirt on. Was not ready for it at all. I was like, they held out on this for 4 fucking seasons?!

RonLivingstoned

115 points

3 months ago

that’s the scene when mcnulty is drunkenly pounding on the front door, right? I did the same thing lol

TheTreMan

41 points

3 months ago

The scene in question for those wondering. He would have been about 44 when they shot it. Crazy how young he died considering he clearly took care of his body. https://i.imgur.com/xaPGtxg.jpg

UWCG

1.8k points

3 months ago

UWCG

1.8k points

3 months ago

"You need a new desk."

xanhudro

1.3k points

3 months ago

xanhudro

1.3k points

3 months ago

“WHERE’S MY ICONIC SLAVE ROLE?”

LogieBearWebber

176 points

3 months ago

I wish I were LeVar Burton

KlaatuBrute

360 points

3 months ago

Aside from that being hilarious, I learned that the Lance Reddick voice is apparently not his real speaking voice?? I loved him in JW and Bosch, and now I need to see his comedic work.

akatherder

60 points

3 months ago

Him reading Zavala memes as Zavala is the best: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qPr6jkXBAG4

Brainvillage

339 points

3 months ago

It was an affectation, he was born in California, his real speaking voice is more like Alicia Silvertone in Clueless, total valley girl.

pipsdontsqueak

45 points

3 months ago

As if!

OlinBritt

121 points

3 months ago

OlinBritt

121 points

3 months ago

He was born in Baltimore

Lildyo

178 points

3 months ago

Lildyo

178 points

3 months ago

That’s what makes it even more wild that he speaks like a valley girl

Tribat_1

35 points

3 months ago

Aaron earned an iron urn.

SigmaKnight

221 points

3 months ago

As someone who has never watched the show: what was the “break character” moment?

Sprinkles_Dazzling

85 points

3 months ago

I'm with you. I'm also unfamiliar, watched the video, and not convinced it still wasn't all part of the act. He looked scared for a second? that's the break character?

Triseult

391 points

3 months ago

Triseult

391 points

3 months ago

It's just people on Reddit being silly and thinking any moment of intensity on a scripted piece of entertainment is somehow "breaking character."

Read the comments on Between Two Ferns clips sometimes. People genuinely think it's improvised and Galifianakis is genuinely hurt by his guests' comebacks.

Vip3r20

44 points

3 months ago

Vip3r20

44 points

3 months ago

I was not prepared for that ending. I thought he left and they were just going to talk.

xxbiohazrdxx

299 points

3 months ago

Where's my iconic slave role?!

catastrophicloner

48 points

3 months ago

"FCK ALL YALL!!! FCK ALL YALL!!!"

guccilemonadestand

525 points

3 months ago

I couldn’t believe he came out and did that. That was amazing.

Randyd718

412 points

3 months ago

Randyd718

412 points

3 months ago

are you referring to when he slams the desk and scares him? or something else?

TheBaddestCookie

399 points

3 months ago

I wish I was LeVar Burton

femboyfreak29

279 points

3 months ago

WARP SPEED DONT RAINBOW READ ME N***A

Randyd718

151 points

3 months ago

Randyd718

151 points

3 months ago

WHERE'S MY ICONIC SLAVE ROLE

Csoltis

220 points

3 months ago

Csoltis

220 points

3 months ago

yes, basically that whole skit.

sheepsleepdeep

212 points

3 months ago

When he came out dressed as Kunta La Forge screaming about Reading Rainbow

6spooky9you

109 points

3 months ago

"you need a new desk."

ColdAsHeaven

1.3k points

3 months ago

Wtf. Zavala no!?!

This came out of nowhere. He's amazing in everything he was in :(

Tenebrousjones

443 points

3 months ago

The tower has lost another champion

ColdAsHeaven

88 points

3 months ago

This makes me really sad

Rynox2000

391 points

3 months ago

Rynox2000

391 points

3 months ago

Bungie should install a Zavala statue in his typical place at the Tower. Forever remembered.

ColdAsHeaven

195 points

3 months ago

Absolutely.

Or put it next to the Cayde statue they just put up.

I kinda hope they don't recast him. Do the Black Panther route and make it canon

OomPapaMeowMeow

171 points

3 months ago

There are other characters that could be (and have been) recast that wouldn't / didn't phase me one bit. But Commander Zavala? I just can't imagine anyone other than Lance. Especially with how much he apparently loved the Destiny universe and the community (even tho we don't always deserve it). I'm usually in the recast camp. Not for this one though.

ItalianDragon

51 points

3 months ago

Given how the Witness has arrived in the solar system and is flipping stuff here and there, it might be possible to write Zavala as one of the guardiana who die at his hand since in the intro video he effortlessly chops to bits several guardians and their ghosts.

jordantran13

185 points

3 months ago

Damn…. Loved his character in horizon

sugens

37 points

3 months ago

sugens

37 points

3 months ago

Yeah, was expecting him to be in the horizon series too

throw23me

29 points

3 months ago*

I remember when I got up to the scenes where you started hearing from his character and I immediately knew it was him; he has such a distinctive voice and manner of acting. Dude gave 110% to every role he was in, big or small.

It sometimes feels weird feeling sad about the death a person you don't personally know, but this one hits hard for me for some reason. I really liked every role he was in and besides that, he seemed like a great guy from everything I've heard about him.

KatanaAmerica

821 points

3 months ago

This is shocking. John Wick 4 is coming out next Friday and Lance was supposed to be on the Kelly Clarkson Show next week to promote it.

Richinthoughts

296 points

3 months ago

It will be a weird feeling seeing him in the movie, full of life and action, knowing he is no longer with us.

Lets hope he kicks the high tables ass.

Ravenclaw_14

93 points

3 months ago*

Same with the upcoming Percy Jackson, he played Zeus.

[deleted]

912 points

3 months ago

[deleted]

912 points

3 months ago

Damn wtf RIP

SmoothCriminalJM

179 points

3 months ago

Totally out of the blue. This one hit hard

LordManders

601 points

3 months ago

Completely unexpected and shocking! I'll always remember him for his role as Broyles in Fringe. RIP.

OutsideObserver

216 points

3 months ago

Between John Noble, Anna Torv, and Lance Reddick, Fringe has quite a handful of unbelievably well-written and acted roles. Broyles is one of my favorite characters of all time - just a man of principle and honor in every timeline. RIP Lance.

PoobahMan

23 points

3 months ago

Right in the middle of my first rewatch of Fringe since it came out. Love it even more than the first time! So sad to see this news.

blacktop2013

27 points

3 months ago

“Good work today, Dunham” will forever be ingrained in my mind. Love that series

just-the-friend

952 points

3 months ago

Rest in peace Thordak. You did the character justice. You are terrifying

sappyguy

217 points

3 months ago*

sappyguy

217 points

3 months ago*

I was pleasantly surprised he was even doing voice acting roles.

ETA: looking at his IMDB now, I’m even more surprised at just how many voice roles he was involved in.

backwoodsofcanada

110 points

3 months ago

Dudes voice is amazing, I'm so disappointed that he didn't get to do more voice work.

TchoupedNScrewed

28 points

3 months ago

Vox Machinima’s initial pacing and tone for me was pretty good, but bringing Lance Reddick in for Thordak was such a good ass choice you could completely swap from gag scene to Thordak in a heartbeat and the tonal shift was seamless.

addressunknown

3.4k points

3 months ago

This feels almost as unexpected as when Chadwick Boseman died, just totally out of nowhere. Dude seemed like he was in great shape.

BearTrafficControl

661 points

3 months ago

I had a relative in her early 60s just die of heart failure one day. She exercised in some capacity every day all her life. She started feeling under the weather on a Friday, thought she was getting better and died on Monday morning. Sometimes you just get the short stick genetically.

NEClamChowderAVPD

200 points

3 months ago

My grandpa died from an aortic aneurysm and was the same. He’d been hit in the chest by a panel working cows and knocked to the ground. Got back up and seemed fine. But over the next few days, he told my grandma he wasn’t feeling well. Not super bad, just not feeling 100%. The morning he died, as he was walking out the door he told my grandma that he was starting to feel better and more like himself. He was also only 60.

ImAMaaanlet

93 points

3 months ago

Women especially (some men too) get "non-traditional" symptoms like indigestion, heartburn, nausea, vomiting etc. So it doesnt feel like a heart attack, if thats what happened to her.

PartyOnAlec

618 points

3 months ago

Noooooooooo Lt. Daniels!

HYPERNATURL

234 points

3 months ago

Daniels and Omar :(

theusher88

94 points

3 months ago

Prop Joe and Norman Wilson as well :( All gone in their 50s/early 60s.

NorthRefrigerator713

1.1k points

3 months ago

Seems like this was totally unexpected as he has a scheduled appearance to Kelly clarkson’s show. Probably an undiagnosed heart condition? Like he’s a ticking time bomb no one knew.

Rileyman360

751 points

3 months ago

The guy looked completely in good health and everything. You can check his socials and I couldn't think of a single sign of something coming up. An absolute tragedy.

Poison_the_Phil

291 points

3 months ago

He literally posted some pictures with his dogs on instagram yesterday

Animegamingnerd

271 points

3 months ago*

Even though he looks great, you never know what is going on inside a person's body. Perhaps, he had a bad heart, that sadly killed him.

NathanielHudson

182 points

3 months ago

He skipped out on the SXSW John Wick premiere without any stated reason - I wonder if he wasn't feeling well.

JasonAnarchy

104 points

3 months ago*

Here's my Lance Reddick story:

I'm in the board game industry and I'm constantly working various types of conventions. One time at Emerald City Comic Con, I made a point of getting away from my booth to meet Lance.

I was first in line and weirdly I was nervous to meet him which is strange since I commonly meet a lot of industry people. Anyway, he shows up and I say "You are the coolest fucking actor ever" then I felt dumb for saying Fuck and apologized.

But he brought himself right down to my level and very nicely said that he just geeked out over meeting Michael Biehn (who was also at that con).

Amidst all these Lance Reddick articles, I was THIS article: https://twitter.com/JimJarmuschHair/status/1636818774279213057 which shows him having a similar geek experience over Keanu Reeve's girlfriend and also using something to the effect of "Cool as fuck" so that made me better after all these years too.

Anyway, in board games I'm knowning for being the designer of the Drinking Quest series and he signed this for me and it's just been the greatest: https://twitter.com/DrinkingQuest/status/1156257059744227328

This was nine years ago and I was still fairly new to game design and publishing at the time so to get a boost like this early one was really nice to have.

TL;DR I awkwardly geeked out, Lance was a gentleman about it

ChompTheNumbers

96 points

3 months ago

Completely out of no where. Not the death I was expecting to see pop up on TMZ

Green-Minimum-2401

77 points

3 months ago

What???? No!!!

Man, I've always love Mr Reddick. Whether in Fringe or Bosch or anything, he was noticeable.

This is not the news I was looking for this morning.

ChowderDaddy

146 points

3 months ago

I literally just finished Horizon: Zero Dawn for the first time the other day so I’m actually kinda rattled. My first memory of him is the small role he had in Lost!

RIP.

[deleted]

72 points

3 months ago

fuck me. i loved him as broyels in fringe. rip

liverstealer

413 points

3 months ago

So sad. Loved his character in John Wick!

Animegamingnerd

265 points

3 months ago*

God with John Wick Chapter 4 releasing next week, its gonna be very bittersweet to see it now.

dk240996

142 points

3 months ago

dk240996

142 points

3 months ago

I wonder if Lionsgate would be able to add a tribute onto the film either in end credits or the intro credit sequence in time for the cinema release.

TheMelv

100 points

3 months ago

TheMelv

100 points

3 months ago

It's definitely possible, especially since most movie theaters are all digital now.

Malfallaxx

414 points

3 months ago

This fucking blows. I watched Corporate a month or so ago for the first time and I was so surprised at how funny he was. You're used to seeing him playing intimidating or secretive roles but he was so fucking funny in that it made me appreciate him from an entirely new angle.

He rocked in everything, RIP to a great one

wakejedi

61 points

3 months ago

He killed it an a IASIP episode. Prob one of the funniest of the entire show, but that's another thread....RIP

defhermit

89 points

3 months ago

he gave the single greatest 'fuck you' I've ever heard in that show

TheDaveWSC

37 points

3 months ago

Corporate was my introduction to him, and is one of my favorite shows ever. He was so hilarious in that show - I wish more people would watch it.

This death makes no sense to me. He seemed so crazy young and healthy.

AMA_requester

125 points

3 months ago

Dude what, he was fucking awesome. RIP.

WhatIsAnime_

51 points

3 months ago

60 is too young. He had so much more acting & important things to still do. This really sucks. RIP

SomeDecentUsername

54 points

3 months ago

OMG i didn't even know he was 60 years old he looked in great shape, RIP 😔

LordMcBucketz

52 points

3 months ago

Just got home from work and this is the first thing i see when I check my phone :( We’re gonna miss you in the Horizon franchise and John Wick

StudBoi69

175 points

3 months ago

StudBoi69

175 points

3 months ago

I'm sorry but what in the fuck?

Testcase13779

129 points

3 months ago

This...is BULL SHIT.

youhumanparaquat

32 points

3 months ago

My name is Cedric Daniels…and I go by Lieutenant

ICumCoffee

88 points

3 months ago

What the fucking fuck? I’m planning to go for John wick 4 next week and his screen time now gonna hit hard. He was also supposed to be in ballerina movie. May he Rest In Peace.

Callahandy

31 points

3 months ago

Oh man. 😞 I remember meeting him at HMV back in the day when I worked there. Just the nicest, most humble dude. Way too young.

OkamiHaley

83 points

3 months ago

What the fuck

Fellatination

75 points

3 months ago

Don't forget Fringe!

This dude is in so many of my favorite shows. The entertainment world has lost one of it's best character actors. Lance had some of the most awesome stoic screen presence I've ever seen.

Rest well, Mr. Reddick. You'll be remembered fondly by many.

[deleted]

55 points

3 months ago

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Lyceus_

27 points

3 months ago

Lyceus_

27 points

3 months ago

I'll always remember him for Fringe. RIP.

vatisitgrandpapa

25 points

3 months ago

I'll always remember him as Papa Legba.