Lance Reddick’s wife Stephanie shares tribute to late husband
Lance Reddick’s sudden death came as a shock to many including his wife who posted an emotional tribute to her late husband on Saturday.
Stephanie Reddick, who married “The Wire” actor in 2011, shared a message on his Instagram for his 139K followers.
“Lance was taken from us far too soon,” Stephanie Reddick said. “Thank you for all your overwhelming love, support and beautiful stories shared on these platforms over the last day. I see your messages and can’t begin to express how grateful I am to have them.
The couple has two children, Yvonne Nicole Reddick and Christopher Reddick.
“And to the thousands of Destiny players who played in special tribute to Lance, thank you,” she sadded. “Lance loved you as much as he loved the game.”
Reddick, who died Friday morning in his home at the age of 60 from natural causes, voiced Commander Zavala in the first-person shooter game series “Destiny.”
Many “Destiny” players paid tribute to Reddick by meeting up at the location in the game where Reddick’s character could be found, and saluting to their fallen commander.
“Donations may be made to momcares.org in Baltimore, his hometown. -Stephanie Reddick,” the post concluded.
Halle Berry also took to Instagram on Saturday to share her own tribute to her “John Wick” co-star saying he lit up every room he was in.
“I send my heartfelt condolences to the family and all those who knew and loved Lance,” Berry said. “I’ll never forget the huge smile and heartfelt hug Lance gave me as I walked on the set of John Wick for the first time.
“His kind, sweet energy lit up every room he was in and his heart was larger than anything in it! Heaven has another angel. You will be missed sweet friend.”
Bungie inc. the creators of the “Destiny” video game series shared their own tribute to the actor.
“Lance Reddick was an iconic presence on screen, in Destiny and most importantly, in person,” Bungie said in a statement on Twitter. “His love for our community shined through in Commander Zavala, in his uncompromising dedication to his craft, and out of the radiating kindness that touched those around him. To say he will be missed is a profound understatement, yet no less true. Rest in peace, Lance.”
“A man of great strength and grace. As talented a musician as he was an actor,” Wendell Pierce, Reddick’s co-star on “The Wire” said in a post to Twitter. “The epitome of class. An sudden unexpected sharp painful grief for our artistic family. An unimaginable suffering for his personal family and loved ones. Godspeed my friend. You made your mark here. RIP”
Other tributes for the “John Wick” actor have come out since his passing, including from the “John Wick” star and director Keanu Reeves, Chad Stahelski, who called their “beloved friend” a “consummate professional and a joy to work with.”
Reddick was on a press tour for the upcoming release of “John Wick 4” at the time of his death.