prolific actor Lance Reddick died on Friday March 17 of natural causes at the age of 60.
His death was confirmed to Yahoo News by Mia Hansen, his representative at Portrait PR, who said he will be “deeply missed”.
Best known for his role in the John Wick movies as Charon, the Continental’s janitor, Reddick has starred in numerous movies and TV series. Movies include Angel has Fallen, Godzilla vs King Kong, I Dreamed of Africa, White House Down and many more. TV roles include Lost, Oz, The Wire, as Albert Wesker on the short-lived Netflix series Resident Evil, and more. He has also lent his voice to various series in the animation genre.
In video games, Reddick provided the voices for 50 Cent characters: Blood on the Sand, Payday 2, Quantum Break, Horizon Zero Dawn, John Wick Hex, and Horizon Forbidden West.
For nine years, Reddick expressed Commander Zavala in the Destiny games as Vanguard of the Titan Class and Vanguard Commander of The Last City. Zavala is in charge of all Guardian military operations and led the Guardians in the Captured War and the Red War, both of which were victorious.
To celebrate Reddick’s life and contribution to the games, Destiny 2 players hold vigils at Zavala’s station in the tower. Thousands of people have shown their respect using various emotes since news of his passing broke overnight. The vigils are expected to continue throughout the weekend and possibly longer.
Our deepest condolences go out to his family, especially his wife Stephanie and his two children, his friends, colleagues and fans around the world. May your happy memories bring you peace and comfort during this difficult time.