Keanu Reeves mourns ‘John Wick’ co-star Lance Reddick: ‘We dedicate ‘Chapter Four’ to his memory’

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Keanu Reeves cried his end John Wick co-star Lance Reddickdied at the age of 60 on Friday March 17. Matrix star, with John Wick: Chapter 4 director, Chad Stahelskishared a moving statement paying tribute to the late actor, per Deadline, writing: “We are deeply saddened and heartbroken by the loss of our beloved friend and colleague Lance Reddick.” They added: “He was a consummate professional and a pleasure to work with. Our love and prayers go out to his wife Stephanie, his children, his family and his friends. We dedicate the film to his loving memory. will be sorely missed.”

Keanu Reeves and Lance Reddick starred in all four “John Wick” films together. (Everett)

Keanu and Lance have worked on the action franchise together for all four installments, including the latest, John Wick: Chapter 4. Keanu, of course, played the lead role, while Lance played Charon, the concierge at the Continental, a hotel for assassins. Both artists were in the middle of the promotional tour for the upcoming sequel when Lance passed away. His rep confirmed the news of his death and said Lance died of natural causes, per Deadline.

Keanu obviously cared a lot about Lance, as proven not only by his tribute but also by an anecdote Lance once revealed during a 2021 interview with Vulture. “During John Wick: Chapter 4, my first day on set happened to be Keanu’s birthday. But he wasn’t in the scene,” Lance began. “He came on set anyway at nine at night with his girlfriend who I’ve never met. And she’s… can I say a dirty word? His girlfriend is cool as shit. And she told me she asked Keanu what he wanted to do for his birthday and he said ‘I want to go see Lance’ he had never done this before but he wrote me a note thankful for what I brought to the character in those movies. And he wanted to give me the note. I’ll never forget that. I’m going to cry now. Even.

Lance Reddick and Keanu Reeves shared a true friendship. (Shutterstock)

If that wasn’t enough to boost Keanu’s ego, Lance added: “Whenever I work with a big movie star for the first time, I stay on my toes to protect my work from an ego, and s There’s one big movie star that’s not that person, it’s Keanu.

The Baltimore native had an incredible career in Hollywood, which began in the mid-1990s when he found guest work on shows like The nanny And New York undercover. He also found films with roles in Headquarters And great expectations. Landing a recurring role on HBO’s Emmy-winning miniseries in 2000 The corner lit a fire under Lance, and he quickly turned that into a dozen episodes on HBO ounces and a remarkable script on Law and Order: SVU.

All these realistic parts were just an appetizer for his most serious role: Cedric Daniels in Thread. Lance played the cop in all 60 episodes of one of the most critically acclaimed shows in history. He also made his mark in FringeTthe blacklist, Godzilla vs. Kong and many other large-scale projects. He is survived by his wife, Stephanieand their children Yvonne And Christopher.

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