Lance Reddick, a film, TV and video game star noted for his roles in The Wire, Fringe and the John Wick films, has passed away at age 60. He best known amongst gamers as Destiny’s Commander Zavala and the Sylens in Horizon Zero Dawn/Horizon Forbidden West.
Reddick reportedly died “suddenly” and of natural causes, his body found in his California home. He was in the midst of a press tour for the film for John Wick 4, which releases in theatres next week.
Born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland, Reddick earned a music degree from the University of Rochester and a Master of Fine Arts from Yale, and began his television career in 1996.
Already, tributes have begun flooding onto social from the various industries Reddick was a part of, and the millions of fans he reached with his performances. His peers in the video game industry have shared kind words about the actor’s nature and talent, and players of the games he’d been intrinsic to have already started paying tribute:
Destiny players are gathering in The Tower to honor the tragic passing of actor Lance Reddick, who played Commander Zavala in the franchise pic.twitter.com/ocl4Qvse8Q