Lance Reddick's wife thanks fans for 'overwhelming' support

'Overwhelming' support

Lance Reddick's wife has thanked fans for their "overwhelming" support since her husband passed away.

The actor died suddenly on Friday morning at age 60, and Stephanie Reddick has taken to his verified Instagram account to thank fans for their support.

"Lance was taken from us far too soon. Thank you for all your overwhelming love, support and beautiful stories shared on these platforms over the last day," she wrote.

"I see your messages and can't begin to express how grateful I am to have them. And to the thousands of Destiny players who played in special tribute to Lance, thank you. Lance loved you as much as he loved the game."

Lance's death was announced by Mia Hansen, his publicist.

Mia said in a statement: "Acclaimed actor Lance Reddick passed away suddenly this morning from natural causes. Lance will be greatly missed. Please respect his family’s privacy at this time."

Keanu Reeves - Lance's 'John Wick' co-star - subsequently described the actor as a "consummate professional and a joy to work with".

The Hollywood star and 'John Wick' director Chad Stahelski said in a joint statement: "We are deeply saddened and heartbroken at the loss of our beloved friend and colleague Lance Reddick.

"He was the consummate professional and a joy to work with. Our love and prayers are with his wife Stephanie, his children, family and friends. We dedicate the film to his loving memory. We will miss him dearly."

The entertainment company Lionsgate also paid tribute to the actor.

The company said: "The world of Wick would not be what it is without Lance Reddick and the unparalleled depth he brought to Charon’s humanity and unflappable charisma.

"Lance leaves behind an indelible legacy and hugely impressive body of work, but we will remember him as our lovely, joyful friend and Concierge. We’re stunned and heartbroken, and our deepest condolences go to his beloved family and his fans all around the world."

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