"To the thousands of Destiny players who played in a special tribute to Lance, thank you," she wrote on Instagram.
Stephanie Reddick, wife of actor Lance Reddick talked about the immense support shown by the fans, a day after her husband's passing. Lance Reddick, who turned 61, was found dead in their LA home on Friday, March 17. He is said to have died from "natural causes" as per his publicist.
The actor was known for playing several roles during his lengthy career, some of them being Charon in John Wick and also Lt. Cedric Daniels in The Wire. The actor was known for his voice roles as Commander Zavala in the video games Destiny and Destiny 2.
Stephanie Reddick was married to Lance for a good 11 years. She shared a post on the late star's Instagram account to thank all the fans on Saturday and said that Lance "was taken from us far too soon."
"Thank you for all your overwhelming love, support, and beautiful stories shared on these platforms over the last day," she wrote in the caption along with a black and white photo of the actor.
"I see your messages and can’t begin to express how grateful I am to have them. And to the thousands of Destiny players who played in a special tribute to Lance, thank you. Lance loved you as much as he loved the game," she added.
Many stars commented on the post to share their thoughts, including his John Wick co-actor Keanu Reeves. Meanwhile, the Wire actor Wendell Pierce took to Twitter to write, "As talented a musician as he was an actor. The epitome of class.” Pierce added, “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.”
A man of great strength and grace. As talented a musician as he was an actor. The epitome of class. An 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 pic.twitter.com/Xy0pl5c4NR— Wendell Pierce (@WendellPierce) March 17, 2023
Filmmaker James Gunn also took to Twitter to pay tribute, he said that Lance was "an incredibly nice guy and an incredibly talented actor," adding, "this is heartbreaking." He continued, “My love goes out to all his family, friends, and collaborators."
Michael Connelly, the novelist and also the creator of Bosch in which Reddick played a police chief said that the actor was a "wonderful person friend, and collaborator." He took a character who was paper-thin in the books and made Irvin Irving multi-dimensional, machiavellian, intriguing, and even sympathetic,” Mr. Connelly wrote on Twitter. “Loved working with him. Loved knowing him. He’s gone too soon.”
Lance Reddick was born in Baltimore Maryland. He attended the Yale University of Drama and felt that his position in the industry was precarious because of his race. In an interview with The Los Angeles Times he said, "When I went to drama school, I knew I was at least as talented as other students, but because I was a black man and I wasn’t pretty, I knew I would have to work my butt off to be the best that I would be and to be noticed."
"As I watch the industry and see what it took me to get where I am," he added, “I am more aware of how precarious my position is. There’s no such thing as a holding pattern."
Lance Reddick was an incredibly nice guy, and an incredibly talented actor. This is heartbreaking. My love goes out to all his family, friends, and collaborators.— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) March 17, 2023
After his passing fans have been makings edits of Reddick's 2013 appearance on the satirical late-night comedy show The Eric Andre Show, the video is hilarious and goes to show that the actor also had a game for comedy!
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