On Thursday, March 23, the cast of John Wick 4 appeared on The Kelly Clarkson Show, but there was a palpable sense of loss in the air.
But Lance Reddick, who plays a key role in the movie and appears in the broadcast version, died before the episode was even written.
The NBC show’s official social media accounts acknowledged the film’s tragic loss and included a picture of the cast in the studio.
After today’s program was taped, Lance Reddick passed away, and their memorial stated, “We are all deeply saddened by his passing.”.
Lance and the family of @JohnWickMovie are in our thoughts and prayers. “Please join us today as we celebrate and remember his legacy,” he said, referring to his charity, MOMCares.
With comments like “Very sad, sorry for his off-screen as well as on-screen family and friends” and “His performance consistently pulled me to the character he played,” viewers of the show expressed their condolences to the cast members and Lance’s family. His absence will be deeply felt”.
Lance, who passed away on March 17, was conducting press conferences for the John Wick sequel when he died.
His spokesperson at Portrait PR at the time confirmed the information, stating that he passed away at age 60 of natural causes.
Lance studied drama at Yale in the early 1980s, but he first gained notoriety in the 2000s playing Cedric Daniels in The Wire for five seasons.
He has appeared in TV series like Fringe as Phillip Broyles and Bosch as Chief Irvin Irving. In 2014, he made his acting debut in the movie Charon, which starred Keanu Reeves and was about a New York hotel concierge.
In the past nine years, Lance has appeared in each of the three sequels. The fourth movie is set to hit theaters on March 24.