Lance Reddick’s Cause Of Death Revealed

Lance Reddick’s Cause Of Death Revealed

John Wick star Lance Reddick’s cause of death is now revealed as Ischemic Heart Disease as well as Atherosclerotic Coronary Artery Disease. The two conditions that affect the body’s cardiovascular system mainly concern the heart and the body’s network of veins, arteries and capillaries.

Many fans were shocked to learn of the sudden passing of the actor that portrayed various well-loved roles in television and cinema. His absence during the John Wick: Chapter 4 New York premiere made people think the actor already felt something was amiss.

Reports indicated that on March 17th, Lance Reddick’s wife found him collapsed in their backyard and called 911, hoping he could still be saved. Authorities later said that his death was due to natural causes.

Now, an official document has been made a public statement that the two diseases that affect the cardiovascular system caused the actor’s death.

Lance Reddick’s Death Was Natural

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TMZ posts the document bearing the information about Lance Reddick’s condition.

According to the National Health Service, Ischemic heart disease is also called coronary heart disease, which refers to

…heart’s blood supply is blocked or interrupted by a build-up of fatty substances in the coronary arteries.

While Atherosclerotic Coronary Artery Disease is described as

arteries become narrowed, making it difficult for blood to flow through them. It increases risk of heart attack and stroke.

The site also indicates that the condition can build up depending on one’s lifestyle choices, especially when one actively smokes or drinks excessive amounts of alcohol. Certain health conditions such as high cholesterol, high blood pressure (hypertension) or diabetes can increase the risk of getting atherosclerosis.

Apparently, men over the age of 55 have a higher risk of developing atherosclerosis. Lance Reddick was 60.

Even after his death, Lance Reddick Still Has Many Projects In Line


Credit: Summit Entertainment

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While Lance Reddick initially gained recognition for his performances in acclaimed TV series such as The Wire and The Fringe, he has now become widely recognized as Charon in the popular John Wick film franchise. Additionally, Reddick is still set to appear in four upcoming films which are yet to be released: White Men Can’t Jump, Shirley, Ballerina, and The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial.

Also, one of his latest completed projects is for the Rick Riordan Disney Plus series Percy Jackson and the Olympians. Reddick portrayed Zeus, the most powerful of the Greek Gods, for the series. The Riordan series is currently deep in post-production. The author has recently written a tribute blog entry dated March 18 for the actor, titled, An Appreciation for the King of Olympus. A part of the entry that the author wrote reads:

It will be difficult working on those scenes in which Lance appears — not just because we mourn him, but because they will remind us of how much brilliance we have lost. At least it’s comforting to know that we’ll be able to share that performance with Lance’s millions of fans, and we will get to see his artistry in action one more time.

Lance Reddick is recognized within the gaming industry as the voice actor for notable characters such as Commander Zavala in Bungie’s Destiny and Sylens in Sony’s Horizon games. Additionally, he returned to voice the character of Charon in the game John Wick Hex. He has also contributed to the upcoming release of Hellboy: Web of Wyrd. Reports indicate that he was playing Destiny 2 in the evening prior to his reported passing.

While there is no news on recasting John Wick’s Charon or Percy Jackson’s Zeus, many fans wonder if Lance Reddick will be written off or if a new actor will take over his characters. Definitely, if they ever do recast, the new actor has huge shoes to fill.

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