Keanu Reeves is mourning the untimely death of his “John Wick” co-star Lance Reddick after he passed away on Friday at age 60.
“We are deeply saddened and heartbroken at the loss of our beloved friend and colleague Lance Reddick,” Reeves, 58, and director Chad Stahelski said in a joint statement to Variety.
“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.”
The duo said they will dedicate “John Wick: Chapter 4,” which is set to be released in theaters on March 23, to Reddick’s “loving memory.”
“We will miss him dearly,” they concluded.
In a statement to People, reps for Reddick confirmed his death, saying that he “passed away suddenly this morning from natural causes.”
“Lance was best known for his roles in ‘The Wire,’ ‘Bosch,’ Netflix’s ‘Resident Evil’ and the ‘John Wick’ films,” his reps continued. “He is survived by his wife, Stephanie Reddick, and children, Yvonne Nicole Reddick and Christopher Reddick.”
“Lance will be greatly missed. Please respect his family’s privacy at this time.”
According to TMZ, law enforcement said Reddick’s body was discovered at his home in Studio City, Calif.
Wendell Pierce, who starred alongside Lance on the hit HBO show “The Wire,” mourned the loss of a “man of great strength and grace” on Twitter Friday.
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“As talented a musician as he was an actor,” he tweeted. “The epitome of class. An [sic] 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.”
Ben Stiller also took to Twitter to honor Lance, who worked alongside the “Zoolander” actor’s late mother, Anne Meara, in the play “Afterplay.”
“Lance Reddick was an [sic] beautiful and compelling actor,” he tweeted. “And a beautiful person … He was exquisite in that and all he did. Nothing is lost.”
In December 2021, Lance praised his working relationship with Reeves, describing the “Matrix” star as “someone who’s very generous as an actor and then all about the work.”
“On one hand I feel like I don’t know him very well but on the other, I just adore that guy,” he told Vulture at the time. “He’s such a wonderful human being.”
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