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Keanu Reeves has hailed Lance Reddick as a “consummate professional and a joy to work with”.
The 58-year-old actor and ‘John Wick’ director Chad Stahelski have jointly paid tribute to the movie star, who passed away suddenly on Friday morning (03.17.23), aged 60.
Keanu – who stars in the ‘John Wick’ film franchise – and Chad said in a joint statement: “We are deeply saddened and heartbroken at the loss of our beloved friend and colleague Lance Reddick.
“He was the consummate professional and a joy to work with. Our love and prayers are with his wife Stephanie, his children, family and friends. We dedicate the film to his loving memory. We will miss him dearly.”
Reddick had recently been promoting ‘John Wick 4’, after he reprised the role of Charon for the new movie.
The entertainment company Lionsgate has also paid tribute to Reddick.
The company said: “The world of Wick would not be what it is without Lance Reddick and the unparalleled depth he brought to Charon’s humanity and unflappable charisma.
“Lance leaves behind an indelible legacy and hugely impressive body of work, but we will remember him as our lovely, joyful friend and Concierge. We’re stunned and heartbroken, and our deepest condolences go to his beloved family and his fans all around the world.”
Meanwhile, Ben Stiller previously took to social media to pay a heartfelt tribute, describing Reddick as a “beautiful and compelling actor”.
Ben, 57, wrote on Twitter: “Lance Reddick was an beautiful and compelling actor. And a beautiful person. He worked with my mom Anne Meara in her play “Afterplay”, playing Raziel, the waiter slash angel of death. He was exquisite in that and all he did.
“Nothing is lost. [heart emoji] (sic)”