John Wick star Keanu Reeves is mourning the sudden death of his co-star Lance Reddick, who died yesterday, March 17, at the age of 60.

“Constantine” actor and director Chad Stahelski were also emotional about the loss in their statement.

“We are deeply saddened and heartbroken by the passing of our beloved friend and colleague Lance Reddick,” they shared with Variety magazine.

“He was a consummate professional and a pleasure to work with. Our love and prayers are with his wife Stephanie, their children, family and friends,” they added.

Reeves also noted that the premiere of John Wick: Chapter 4, which opens in theaters on March 23, will be lovingly dedicated to Reddick.

According to TMZ, Lance was found dead at his home in Studio City, California. Although the cause of death is still unknown, it was reported that it may have been natural causes.

“He will be greatly missed,” Reeves and Stahelski wrote.

Lance, who was also a musician, was born in Baltimore, Maryland on June 7, 1962. Some of his iconic roles were Cedric Daniels in ‘The Wire’ and Philip Broyles in ‘Fringe’, he also played Detective Johnny Basil in ‘Oz’. “, Matthew Abaddon in “Lost” and Guillermin in “Godzilla Vs. Kong”.

“The Wire” creator David Simon said Reddick was “a consummate professional, a dedicated employee, a beautiful soul and a friend. It’s just devastating and it’s too soon for any of us who knew and loved him.”

What role did Reddick play in John Wick?

In John Wick, Lance Reddick played Charon, a concierge at the Continental Hotel, while Reeves (John Wick) plays an ex-assassin seeking revenge after his car was stolen and his dog killed.

Charon is a supporting character who helps Jon in his quest for revenge.

The film series began in 2014 with John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017), John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum (2019), and John Wick: Chapter 4 (2022).

In December 2021, Lance spoke highly of his working relationship with Keanu, describing him as “a person who is very generous as an actor and then everything about work”.

“I adore this guy. He’s such a wonderful person,” she shared with Vulture at the time.