Lance Reddick, the “John Wick” actor, died suddenly at his Los Angeles home last month at the age of 60. According to reports, the cause of death for the Hollywood actor was revealed on Thursday.
Reddick, a resident of Studio City, reportedly fell to his death in the backyard. Stephanie Reddick, his wife found him unresponsive and he was declared dead the next day.
At the time of Reddick’s sudden death, the actor’s spokesperson informed the public that “The Wire” star had died of natural causes, but did not elaborate.
Reddick, who was a victim of ischemic heart disease as well as atherosclerotic Coronary artery disease, died on Thursday according to TMZ.
Ischemic heart disease is defined by the American Heart Association as a condition that causes a decrease in blood flow to the heart muscle. A heart attack can be caused by this health condition. According to the National Institutes of Health, Ischemic Heart Disease (also known as coronary heart disease and coronary artery disease) can be caused by “a blood clot” or constriction of blood vessels.
According to the NIH, ischemic heart disease is often caused by plaque buildup (called atherosclerosis).
According to the Mayo Clinic, atherosclerosis refers to a type of arteriosclerosis that is caused by “an accumulation of fats, cholesterol, and other substances inside and on the artery walls.”
The medical organization explained that plaque is a form of buildup. Plaque can block blood flow by narrowing arteries. Plaque can also burst, causing a blood clot.
TMZ claimed that it had obtained the death certificate of the actor — which stated that Reddick had been cremated.
Reddick’s lawyer, however, has refuted the actor’s cause of death cited on his death certificate.
Attorney James Hornstein stated that he has represented Lance Reddick for many decades and continues to represent his wife Stephanie. “The death certificate’s coroner statement does not reflect an autopsy. Lance was not the subject of an autopsy.”
Hornstein stated, “To my knowledge, Lance’s medical exam during his lifetime never indicated such conditions.”
Hornstein said that Lance was one of the fittest people I knew. He exercised at home every day, doing extensive cardio, and had gym access as a contractual requirement to work from home. He ate every meal as though a dietician was watching him. His lifestyle is completely contradicted by the information on his death certificate.
The statement concluded that “On behalf of Stephanie Reddick the death certificate information was not corroborated and is inconsistent to the facts known by the family.”
Reddick was actively promoting “John Wick Chapter 4” right up until his sudden death. Reddick was the Continental Hotel concierge Charon and had been in every “John Wick” movie.
Reddick’s fellow stars wore blue ribbons in tribute to him at the Los Angeles premiere of “John Wick: Chapter 4″ on March 20.
Keanu Reeves said to Deadline that Lance was a beautiful man, a special artist, and a man of grace, and dignity, [with] such passion for his craft.” It is very special for me to have had the opportunity to work with him over the ten years and four films in the franchise.
Chad Stahelski, the director, said about Reddick: “When someone is both a mentor, and they’re working with you, they’re teaching as you learn.” He was a mentor and a friend for 10 years. It’s a gift. Lance was a great man and a great person.”
Reddick enjoyed a long acting career. He appeared in 112 TV series and movies, including “Oz,” Bosch,” Fringe,” “Fringe,” and “Godzilla Vs. Kong.” “Numbers,” Law & Order: SVU,” and “CSI: Miami.”
Reddick was working on several projects at the time of his passing. Reddick was cast as Zeus on the Disney+ series “Percy Jackson and the Olympians”, was to take a significant role in the remake of “White Men Can’t Jump”, and was to return to his Charon role in the “John Wick” spinoff “Ballerina.”
Reddick’s widow, Stephanie Reddick said that her husband was gone too soon. We are grateful for the overwhelming support and love you have shown us over the past day. I have seen your messages and cannot express my gratitude for them. Thank you to all the Destiny players who paid tribute to Lance. Lance loved you just as much as the game.