Lance Reddicka star Wire and John Wick franchise, died at the age of 60.

The American actor died “suddenly” on Friday morning, his publicist Mia Hansen said, citing natural causes.

His death was first reported by celebrity website

Reddick, a character actor, played impassive hotel concierge Charon in all four John Wick starring films Keanu Reevesthe latter of which is due out in the UK next week.

He also played Cedric Daniels in the hit HBO drama, appearing in all 60 episodes alongside stars such as Dominic West, Idris Elba, Michael K. Williams and Wendell Pierce.

Pearce described the actor as “a man of great strength and grace” and said his death was a “sudden, unexpected, poignant, painful loss for our artistic family”.

“He was a talented musician as well as an actor. The epitome of class,” he tweeted alongside a picture of Reddick.

“Sudden, unexpected, acute, painful grief for our artistic family. Unimaginable suffering for his personal family and loved ones.

“God forbid, my friend. You left your mark here. REST IN PEACE.”

The actor began his screen career in the mid-1990s with guest roles in series including The Babysitter and Undercover New York, before starring on the big screen in High Hopes and The Siege.

He later landed the role of Cedric Daniels in the popular HBO drama The Wire, appearing in all 60 episodes.

Reddick was also known for his work on the TV shows Fringe, Bosch and Lost.

He has also lent his voice to animated shows, including Adult Swim’s Rick and Morty.

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