In the “John Wick” world, Lance Reddick’s coworkers recalled him as an actor with “unparalleled depth” in his part as concierge Charon. Lance Reddick passed away on Friday at the age of 60.
“We are devastated and extremely grieved by the passing of Lance , a dear friend and colleague. He was a pleasure to deal with and the epitome of professionalism. His wife Stephanie, his children, family, and friends are in our thoughts and prayers. We honour his memory by dedicating the movie to him. Co-star Keanu Reeves and director Chad Stahelski issued a statement to The Times saying, “We shall miss him terribly.
Without Lance Reddick and the unmatched depth he added to Charon’s compassion and unflappable charisma, the universe of Wick would not be what it is, according to a separate statement from Lionsgate.
The statement said, “Lance leaves behind an irreplaceable legacy and enormously outstanding collection of work, but we will remember him as our delightful, happy friend and Concierge. Our sincere sympathies go out to his cherished family and his admirers all across the world. We are shocked and devastated.
Co-stars of “John Wick” praise Lance Reddick
And actor Ian McShane, who portrays Winston in the franchise, stated in a statement, “Complete astonishment and amazement. Lance was a nice person and a great coworker. My wife Stephanie and the rest of his family have my sincere sympathies.
In 2019, Reddick discussed the first three “John Wick” films in an interview with The Times.
“This was the first time I had ever seen a hit-man vengeance story done this well. Although the concept has been used before, Derek Kolstad’s writing of the script was tremendously inventive, extremely tight, and full of compelling characters. They kind of left us alone since it was off the studio’s radar at the moment,” the actor stated.
“I just wanted to do it because it was an interesting industry and I thought my entrance was timely. I had no idea it would become into such a sensation.
On March 24, the movie will be shown in cinemas. This week’s New York premiere of “John Wick: Chapter 4” is said to have been missed by Reddick.
Josh Rottenberg and Christie D’Zurilla, both Times staff writers, contributed to this article.