Lance Reddick, the versatile and talented actor known for his roles in "The Wire," "John Wick," and "Fringe," has passed away at the age of 60. The sad news was confirmed by Reddick's representatives, who stated that the actor died "peacefully surrounded by family and friends."

Born in Baltimore, Maryland, Reddick's acting career spanned over two decades, with memorable roles in both television and film. His most well-known role was as Cedric Daniels, the stoic and dedicated police officer in the critically acclaimed HBO series "The Wire."

The show's creator, David Simon, paid tribute to Reddick, saying, "Lance was an extraordinary actor, a deeply thoughtful and reflective soul. He brought grace and dignity to every character he portrayed, no matter the role."

Reddick's extensive work on television also included the science fiction series "Fringe," where he played the enigmatic Homeland Security agent Phillip Broyles, and "Bosch," a police procedural series based on the novels by Michael Connelly. In a statement, "Fringe" co-creator J.J. Abrams called Reddick "an incredible talent and a true gentleman."

On the big screen, Reddick was best known for his role as Charon, the concierge of the Continental Hotel in the "John Wick" film franchise. Chad Stahelski, the director of the "John Wick" movies, paid his respects to the late actor, stating, "Lance was a consummate professional and an absolute pleasure to work with. His talent and presence will be deeply missed."

Reddick's acting prowess extended beyond his dramatic roles, as he also lent his voice to animated projects like "The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes" and "American Dad!" and appeared in various video games, including "Destiny" and "Horizon Zero Dawn."

As news of Reddick's death spread, fellow actors and colleagues shared their grief and memories on social media. Actor Idris Elba, who starred alongside Reddick in "The Wire," tweeted, "I am heartbroken. Lance was a brother to me on and off the screen. A beautiful soul and a powerful actor. Rest in peace, my friend."

Throughout his career, Lance Reddick demonstrated an incredible range of talent, leaving a lasting impact on the entertainment industry. His untimely passing has left a void that will be felt by both his colleagues and fans alike. As the world mourns the loss of a remarkable actor, Reddick's legacy will undoubtedly live on through his unforgettable performances and the indelible mark he left on the hearts of those who knew him.