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Lance Reddick: A Legend in Hollywood and Gaming

Lance Reddick was a versatile and talented actor who left a lasting impression on both Hollywood and the gaming industry. He passed away on March 17, 2023, at the age of 60, leaving behind a legacy of memorable roles and performances.

Reddick was best known for his roles as Cedric Daniels on The Wire, Charon in the John Wick franchise, and Zavala in the Destiny series. He also voiced Sylens in Horizon Zero Dawn and Martin Hatch in Quantum Break. He brought depth, charisma, and professionalism to every character he played, whether it was a cop, a concierge, or a commander.

A man of great strength and grace

His colleagues and fans have paid tribute to him on social media, expressing their shock and sadness at his sudden death. Keanu Reeves and Chad Stahelski, who worked with him on John Wick, dedicated the upcoming fourth installment to his memory. Wendell Pierce, who co-starred with him on The Wire, praised him as “a man of great strength and grace”. James Gunn, Ben Stiller, Jared Harris, and many others also shared their condolences and admiration for Reddick.

Lance Reddick as Zavala in the Destiny Series
Lance Reddick as Sylens in the Horizon Forbidden West

The gaming community also mourned the loss of Reddick, who was not only a voice actor but also a passionate gamer. He often posted videos of himself playing Destiny, showing his love for the game and its fans. He also expressed his excitement for reprising his role as Sylens in Horizon Forbidden West. Bungie and Guerrilla Games issued statements honoring his work and thanking him for being part of their family.

Reddick was an inspiration to many aspiring actors and gamers, who looked up to him for his talent, dedication, and kindness. He will be dearly missed by everyone who knew him or enjoyed his work. He was a legend in both Hollywood and gaming, and his legacy will live on through his unforgettable performances.

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