Lance Reddick’s wife Stephanie speaks out for the first time after his death: ‘We were taken from us far too soon’
Lance Reddick’s wife Stephanie has broken her silence following the actor’s sudden death at the age of 60 on Friday.
Stephanie, who married Reddick in 2011, shared a tribute to her late husband on her verified social media accounts and expressed her gratitude to her fans for their condolences.
“Lance was taken from us way too soon,” she wrote on Instagram on Saturday along with four photos of the ‘John Wick’ star, including one of her ‘Destiny’ video game character Commander Zavala.
“Thank you for all of your love, support and great stories shared on these platforms over the past day. I see your posts and can’t begin to express how grateful I am to have them.
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“And to the thousands of Destiny players who paid tribute to Lance, thank you. Lance loved you as much as he loved the game.”
Reddick voiced the character Commander Zavala in the 2014 video game “Destiny” and its 2017 sequel “Destiny 2”. Since the release of “Destiny 2”, the game’s developer, Bungie, has steadily released quarterly expansions and seasons.
Reddick was the longest-serving and most-used voice cast member in the game, according to Forbes.
Following news of his death on Friday, thousands of “Destiny” players paid their respects to Reddick in-game by visiting Commander Zavala at his tower station, the outlet reported.
Since only 16 players can fit in the tower at a time, players have held hundreds of vigils. Player avatars have been seen congregating around Zavala, paying their respects in various ways as they kneel, wave, hug, or silently stand side by side.
Reddick had a close relationship with the “Destiny” fan community, frequently posting videos of himself playing the game and recording dialogue requested by fans.
The actor died “suddenly” of natural causes, his publicist Mia Hansen confirmed in a statement to The Associated Press.
In addition to starring in all four “John Wick” films, Reddick was known for his roles in “The Wire”, “Fringe”, “Bosch”, “Oz”, “White House Down”, “Godzilla vs. Kong” . and “Lost” among many other film and television projects.
Many former Reddick co-stars and other celebrities, including Ben Stiller, Wendell Pierce, Stephen King and James Gunn, mourned his death on social media.
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‘John Wick: Chapter 4’ star Keanu Reeves and the film’s director, Chad Stahelski, paid tribute to Reddick in a joint statement to Deadline.
“We are deeply saddened and heartbroken by the loss of our dear friend and colleague Lance Reddick,” they said.
“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. We will miss him dearly.”
Reddick portrayed Charon, a concierge at the Continental Hotel and close ally of Wick, in all four installments of the franchise. The fourth film debuts in theaters next week.
The actor did not attend the premiere of “John Wick: Chapter Four” in New York on Wednesday. He shared three photos on Instagram in which he was seen relaxing on a sofa with his dogs on Thursday, a day before his death.
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Fox News Digital’s Janelle Ash contributed to this report.