Lance Reddick, Star of ‘The Wire’ and ‘John Wick,’ Dies at 60

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Lance Reddick, a prolific actor who gained fame playing a police commander on the Baltimore crime drama u201cThe Wireu201d and later had prominent roles in the u201cJohn Wicku201d movie franchise and the Amazon series u201cBosch,u201d died on Friday. He was 60.

His death was confirmed by his publicist, Mia Hansen. She did not say where he died or cite a cause.

Mr. Reddick was having some success as a stage actor when, in 1996, he began landing small roles on u201cNew York Undercover,u201d u201cThe West Wingu201d and other television series, as well as some TV movies.

Even then he was often playing law enforcement figures, and he would be doing so when his breakthrough came in 2002: He was cast as Lt. Cedric Daniels, the principled head of the investigation unit, on u201cThe Wire,u201d the sprawling HBO series that was praised for its realistic and often downbeat depiction of policing, crime, education and other aspects of life in Baltimore.

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