TMZ reports that Lance Reddick, who starred in numerous films and television series and provided the voice of Titan Vanguard Commander Zavala in Destiny 2, has died at the age of 60.
Reddick was a classic “that guy” character actor, who portrayed memorable roles in a string of acclaimed movies and shows—typically as stern and intimidating, but also principled and sometimes compassionate characters. His best-known television roles include lengthy stints as Cedric Daniels in The Wire, Philip Broyles in Fringe, and Irvin Irving in Bosch.
On the silver screen, his biggest splash was probably as Charon in the John Wick films. Reddick took the character from a minor role as a hotel manager in the first film to an active participant in extreme violence as a skilled assassin in his own right in the third. He was slated to reprise the role in John Wick 4, which will be out on March 24.
To gamers, though, he was probably best known as Zavala, the dour Titan of Destiny 2. It was a character he fully committed to, and not just within the games: In 2021, he thrilled the internet by reading Destiny 2 memes in Zavalas’s voice. It’s pretty fantastic: Believe me, you haven’t heard the words “They casually began wielding the Darkness to clap ass in new ways” until you’ve heard it in that uniquely deep, commanding voice.
Reddick was taking part in a John Wick 4 press tour, according to the report, although on Wednesday he posted a video to social media where he was apparently at his home, with his dogs. A cause of death hasn’t been announced, but TMZ quoted police sources as saying it appeared to be the result of natural causes.
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