Lance Reddick Dead at 60
Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, and Other Stars Mourn Lance Reddick: "We Lost Our Brother"
Keanu Reeves and Chad Stahelski
On March 17, Reeves and "John Wick: Chapter 4" director Stahelski issued a statement on Reddick's death via THR: "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 two spoke to the outlet again on March 20 at the Los Angeles premiere of their new movie, with a choked-up Reeves saying, "Every time you were in his presence, he was such a special person, special artist, and he had a grace and dignity, and a passion for life and his craft. Just to be in his light and to be in his presence and get a chance to work with him, every day was special."
Meanwhile, Stahelski recalled the time he and creative partner David Leitch cast Reddick as one of the first actors in the original 2014 John Wick movie. "Lance walked in the first day in the suit, and we stood up and we were like, 'OK, take one,' and it was good; take two and he was like, 'What can I do better?' And we were like, 'Lance we really don't know what we're doing but please help us," Stahelski said. "He just mentored us through the first day of shooting with him. He was so kind, so generous, and we still joke about it today. He's always been the most collaborative, most positive guy I've ever met."