Update: Guerrilla Games, the creator of the Horizon series, has released a tribute to actor Lance Reddick, following news his passing earlier this week. In the post, it thanks the star for bringing the character of Sylens to life, and goes on to praise him for his “generous warmth and inimitable presence”. The message adds that he had a “profound impact not just as part of our cast, but on our community”.
Bungie has already released a tribute, as Reddick starred as Commander Zavala in the Destiny games. “Lance Reddick was an iconic presence on screen, in Destiny, and most importantly, in person,” it wrote.
Original Article: Iconic actor Lance Reddick, best known for his roles in HBO’s The Wire and the John Wick movie franchise, has passed away. That’s according to TMZ, who say the star’s body was found at his Studio City home earlier today.
The 60-year-old may have made his name in television and films, but has also starred in a variety of huge video game franchises, including PlayStation exclusives Horizon Zero Dawn and Horizon Forbidden West, as well as Destiny 2. Just last year he portrayed Albert Wesker in Netflix’s Resident Evil reimagining.
Reddick is almost certain to reprise his role as Sylens in next month’s Horizon Forbidden West expansion Burning Shores, as he was spotted doing motion capture work in a since deleted Instagram post late last year.
As recently as this week he was in the process of doing press for the latest John Wick movie, and had been scheduled to appear on the Kelly Clarkson Show in the coming days. Our thoughts go out to his family and friends.
Such an awful shame. RIP!
This guy was such a good actor and voice actor. Will be missed.
So sad 😢 loved him in The Wire, and later in the Horizon games.
Shocking to hear. RIP to a great artist.
Thoughts are with his family and friends at this time he’s performance as Sylens was unbelievable he will be missed by us all
Big fan of him as Charon in John Wick. So close to release as well. RIP.
I was so shocked to hear this! RIP to a great actor taken too soon
Far too young and such a shame to lose a great actor and more importantly the man himself for his family and friends
Rest in Peace
Damn, I just started playing HFW a week ago (my 1st Horizon game) and love his portrayal of Sylens.
This is too tragic.
RIP Sylens 😥
He was a great actor all round and will make the HFW DLC quite emotional to play now.
rest in peace.
hits rather hard tbh.
Underrated legend. The Wire, John Wick, Horizon and so, so many others. Far too young, man! RIP.
@KundaliniRising333 TMZ report says "law enforcement sources say it appears to be natural".
What a shame at that age!
He had such a wicked voice!
Ah no. Will be greatly missed. Loved him in so many shows (especially Bosch) and of course Horizon. RIP
Gutted 😔 one of my favourite actors
NO!! Currently playing HFW and Destiny 2, and just watched all 3 John Wick movies ahead of going to a theater to see the 4th. I even made my wife sit thru a YT vid of all of his John Wick scenes (not her kind of movies). 😥
HFW HZD recap opening
Destiny 2 Lightfall final trailer
If you've only seen HFW or D2 watch them back to back, nearly the same vid. Now both even sadder. 😭
John Wick 4 and Burning Shores are going to be weird now.
Gutted, he was a fantastic actor with such a strong, distinctive aura, every scene with him just oozed charisma. And even beyond that, from everything I've seen he was an incredibly kind and affable man in private and on-set. Massive loss, and my condolences to his family, friends and co-workers, as well as his associates and colleagues at Bungie and Guerrilla. :/
WHAT THE F***. I was just about to rewatch the John Wick trilogy and this news crushed me. I loved his role and on Horizon too. His voice is so iconic. I am so sad...
WTF, such a great character actor. RIP
Oh wow, terrible news. Loved him in everything he was in, the Wire was/is one of the greatest shows ever made. RIP legend 😞🕊️
Don't know what to add that others have already said on here. Great actor, wonderful voice and hugely charismatic.
Genuinely really liked this guy. Great actor with a fantastic voice. This one hit harder than i thought it would! RIP!
Damn. Loved this guy. Can you imagine only 60, should have had so much more time. Such a shame.
“This… is BOOOLSH*T!”
It's very rare that I hear about the death of someone I've never met and I react the way I just did.
Stan Lee was the last one that got me.
God damn it anyway.
RIP, 60 is no age.
The only character in Horizon who was actually interesting, in no small part due to his great acting. Rest in peace.
This is so sad. He was always a pleasure to see and listen to in anything I watched or played. It's going to be bittersweet seeing him in John Wick 4 next week and the Horizon DLC next month. Such a shame.
As a P.S., one of my favorite roles from him is the Captain in Netflix's Castlevania show. A very small role, but hugely important in the grand scheme of things and Reddick nailed it.
Absolutely devastating. One of my favourite actors. RIP.
@get2sammyb weird.... hard to believe. He seemed healthy and in good condition. perhaps underlying condition?
such a bummer.
God this is awful.
He was an amazing actor whose distinctive voice was the next James Earl Jones in my opinion.
RIP Mr. Reddick.
@KundaliniRising333 obviously you can’t make any assumptions based on how someone looks, but it seems like he was in pretty awesome physical shape. What hope have the rest of us got!
That’s sad to hear. I’m not familiar with his other work but I loved Sylens in HZD and was disappointed that his character was sidelined in HFW. I hope he has a bigger part in the DLC.
@kyleforrester87 agreed. It is very common for law enforcement and family to suppress cause of death for months, years, or indefinitely for public figures and celebrities if it is si=something they don't want to be the last remembered aspect of that person rather than their legacy overall. Which in all honesty is their right.
Wish him well in his next life and am grateful for the enrichment he gave ours.
This is horrible news. I was just watching his HFW interview videos the other day and talking about how cool he is. I didn't even know he was a movie/TV star, haven't seen the Wick movies or watched The Wire, I knew him only from games, but he was simply the coolest.
Another great role not mentioned here (and my introduction to him before HZD) was Remedy/Xbox's Quantum Break, the game that had both live action scenes and in-game acting. He was one of the main antagonists, and all too good at being awesomely bad....
Haven't started HFW yet, but that's going to be a major downer. Plus I now have mixed feelings about mistrusting Sylens...
R.i.p. to lance reddick.he was a really good actor.word up son
Such a shame...god speed lance..
Gone too soon what a great talent. Life is short hug your loved ones!
Sad news. He was also in Quantum Break.
I only really know of him from Horizon and John Wick. Such a damn shame.
Picked up the wick trilogy from my in-laws just tonight so I could do a re-watch before going to see chapter 4.
This is really sad! I just re-watched Fringe and now I'm re-playing HFW. He was such a great actor. RIP
Well sh*t, that hits hard as he great in everything and seemed like a great guy.
Sad times. There are Destiny 2 players gathering around Zavala for an impromptu memorial. Rest in peace sir, you were one of the good ones.
Really sad news. Rest in peace.
Heartbroken and devastated. RIP Lance Reddick, I was desperately hoping this was fake news. He'll be missed.
Rest in Peace mister Reddick. Thank you for all your hard work.
Most unfortunate. Rest in Peace good sir.
RIP good fellow.
You quietly popped up in several things I enjoyed with your distinctive voice, but I first knew you as Cedric Daniels. Will add an extra dimension to my viewing of JW4 now.
So very sad and far too young to be gone 😭😭😭
Rest in peace sir! 60 is no age at all. You will be incredibly missed
My heart is broken. Such amazing, talented actor. So great, caring. A huge loss for the art industry.
He had such a recognizable voice. 60 feels too young nowadays.
No, Agent Broyles
Great actor. Remember him from The Wire and he was so good in Horizon too. Rest in peace.
@xDD90x I thought he looked familiar. Hatch and Serene made the game IMO. Rest in peace.
Loved him in Fringe and JW.
Such a shame and shocking. Really liked him in the many things I've seen/heard him in, dating all the way back to Fringe. He certainly deserved to be a bigger star than he was, although his work did lend him a pretty sizable following for sci-fi/gaming fans.
Not to be inconsiderate, but that really throws a wrench into the third Horizon game as Sylens was going to have an even bigger role. While it will suck that the intriguing setup the ending of Forbidden West gave with him will never get a payoff, I'd prefer they just have him gone now and don't think about recasting the role. Again, it will suck and I'm not sure there is a great way to write him off, but I guess it is what it is in that regard. It will be a bit awkward to play it now, but at least he gets one last run in the Burning Shores DLC as an unplanned sendoff.
Speaking of sendoffs, if say they go with the option that Sylens died in between the games, then do a nice real send-off for the character and Lance Reddick in the game early on like the Fast and the Furious franchise did for Paul Walker.
Rest in peace, Guardian.
My favorite character from Horizon died. I loved his unique voice.
Only knew him from the Horizon series and I'm playing Forbidden West at the moment.
It seems by all accounts he was a good guy, really good to his fans and it came out of the blue. Really sad when someone goes before their time, but even much so if they were a good force in the world.
Awww nooooo! I loved his performance in both Horizon games. He brought so much life to Sylens.
Rest in Peace.
I actually became a fan from FRINGE and later with games like Destiny and Quantum Break. Super late to watching The Wire (good show)... RIP.
Real sad. Not a movie guy so I only know him in Horizon. And he's up there with some of coolest game characters ever. RIP.
Such a great actor.Loved him in Fringe especially.Such sad news.RIP.
Ahhh man this is sad. Heartbroken. One of a kind voice. You’re going to be missed man. RIP mate 😔
WTH?! Oh no, he was a good actor too 😧😧😧
Gutted. Dude was an icon.
Playing Destiny 2 at the moment and Zavala has been surrounded by guardians since the news broke about Lance Reddicks sad passing. It has been literally quite poignant. Really sad news. Thoughts are with his family at this terrible time.
This is a tremendous loss to the world. He was amazing in John Wick, Horizon & many more. God Bless his family. He will be missed by many, many people
Why aren’t they saying the cause 🤔
there’s no report of family saying they didn’t want it disclosed
One of his finest moments. RIP
So sad... Loved him as an actor ever since he played as Agent Phillip Broyles in the Fringe TV series years ago.
And I was so glad he gave his voice and resemblence to one of the main characters in the Horizon games.
Amazing, talented, actor, amazing voice!
Can't believe he's gone so suddenly... and so soon, at only 60 years...
RIP man ! You will not be forgotten!
RIP and a moment of Sylens for Lance.
This is truly shocking and unexpected.
Damn I literally just got around to watch the John Wick movies this week ..and I thought how great this guy is....
Awful news - brilliant actor whether onscreen or in mocap. And far too young. Just devastating. 😿
Genuinely gutted that he’s gone so soon. He was a brilliant actor and with a voice as smooth as silk.
Was doing DSC in Destiny 2 earlier, and someone was like RIP Zavala and I thought they were just making a joke in game til they said Lance Reddick died
This is a shame. Sylens is my favorite character in Horizon, and a great part of this feeling is related the excellent voice acting. He give us that perfect feeling of a clever villain/antihero that is very hard to deliver. None could did that with Lex Luthor for instance in movies, games or animations. His performance is one of the best I ever see in a videogame. RIP.
This is a massive tragedy.
He was a really great actor. And he was also one of the very few legitimately good things about Netflix's Resident Evil. In fact, his Albert Wesker was a really great performance, so much so that he can even make the worst written lines sound great.
Its now being reported on all major news sites so it is real. He wasn't Wesker in any way shape or form but he was a good actor in everything else. RIP Lance, you did good Doctor Who roles.
Wasn't prepared for this on a rainy Friday. So sad. Prayers to this man's friends and family. 60 is way too damn young.
R.I.P. Cinderking. 60 is too young.
Wait...WUUUT? Sylens is gone? SAAAD!
Horrible news. Such a great actor. RIP.
Sad news. I though he was very good in Quantum Break aswell. RIP
I am devastated by this news. He was a masterclass at everything he did. I'll probably cry when a watch John Wick 4 now.
RIP. So a fantastic actor. I loved him most recently in Bosch. There is literally no one else like him.
He has been the heart, soul and voice of my time as a Titan main in Destiny and Destiny 2 for the best part of a decade. Watched a couple of episodes of Fringe before bed last night and poured out a glass in his memory. Rest easy, Commander.
RIP Lance Reddick, I'm surprised he 60 since he still seems like in his 45-50th.
I'm genuinely shocked after hearing this. Such sad sad news.
What a legend. Across mediums from TV to movies to games and podcasts he elevated everything he was in.
He leaves a massive legacy of work from The Wire, Fringe to John Wick.In our medium he was the enigmatic Sylens in Horizon, Zavala in Destiny & Hatch in Quantum Break.
Top actor, and by all accounts a top man. RIP
Tragic news indeed. One heck of a talent. Rest in peace, sir.
I think a remake of quantum break should be made now in his memory. He was brilliant in that.
Anyone that has not seen him in The Wire needs to watch that series. He was simply superb. A true loss to the acting world. RIP...
@stvevan remember the first 10 years of our lives we aren't really "living". Just kids and toddlers and infants, our most memorable experiences start to happen after we are 10. I look at age like that, just knock 10 years off of your age. So the way I see it this man was only around "50 years old" which means he died WAAAY too young. So many people are passing away way too young..... He will forever live on through his performances, and voice acting and likeness in HZD franchise... so tragic.. Take care of yourselves fellow gamers and enjoy every minute of this life you have here....
R.I.P. he will be missed and was soo good in Bosch! damn shame
RIP Lance, first saw him on prison drama OZ and he had such presence, brilliant actor. Obviously awesome in the Wire and Fringe too amongst many others!
Superb voice acting for commander Zavala, along with Dinklage in D1 they both had such an impact on that game sounds wise for me.
Really sad, 60 is nothing
Sylens was the best character in Horizon imo. I just finished HFW last night and his character has so much charisma and presence. Gah. This is a loss for us all.
I have to admit this one hit me hard. I've been playing HFW and I just heard his voice through the focus and then I saw the ign post and I just choked up. Just made me sad but very grateful for his work and the roles he brang to life on the screen and in games. I'll platinum HFW and give him a nod of satisfaction when I do, Silly I know but I'll do it anyway.
Oh yeah, The Wire, discovered a lot of good actors in that series! Very fit guy too! Wonder what happened ..
I still can't believe it. He was my favourite character in Horizon. Watch him in anything and you could tell he was something special. Sometimes, you don't fully realise what you've got until it has gone. Another that has left us too soon, but he left us all some joy and happiness, with more to come. RIP, Lance.
Shocking news. Was just playing Quantum Break the other day and thinking just how good he was. That game had a stellar cast, but in something like Horizon, he was head and shoulders above any other voice actor.
Damn, he simply can't be replaced.
Jesus, well that's a shock. Properly sad.
Wasn't the biggest fan of the new Resident Evil movie but that wasn't because of his acting. But he was fantastic in lots of other movies a great actor past away. I loved him in HZD he died way too young my condolences to the family RIP. I'll go watch so Fringe then.
RIP Lance, he was such a presence in everything he was in even smaller roles (Lost, Always Sunny). Way to young to loose him
@Pusher2021 says natural causes so could be anything.
Sylens was the best character in Horizon to me. I hope they continue whatever plans that had in store for that character even though a new voice actor won't be nearly as iconic.
His performance on the Eric Andre show was legendary.
Did he work for horizon's dlc? If so it could be his final job. They need to do an in-game tribute!
Ashame but that's life and death is apart of life, and it's going to happen to everyone at some point so make the most out of your life and make peace with death. Time is a matter of perspective and that perspective will change the older you get.
@get2sammyb shame, but maybe it was the jab?
@get2sammyb from what I read..it's natural. He was very good! I liked him most in his Short appearance in Young Sheldon.
@KundaliniRising333 Why is it hard to believe? Sad fact is people die unexpectedly with no previous conditions all the time.
I lost two friends last year, both in the early 40s, to heart attacks. Both were in excellent shape, no prior conditions, people always just want to point at something specific, I think to process the shock and rationalise it to themselves like "it couldn't' happen to me". Tragic news.
I got to know Lance Reddick as an actor from Fringe; still one of my favorite shows of all time.
He will be missed!
Very sad news. Reddick was excellent in Horizon and while the game itself isn't as good as Zero Dawn or Forbidden West, I think just his work was even better in Quantum Break. Great actor, seemed like a genuinely good dude.
RIP. This brother was talented.
RIP Lance Reddick, I will always remember his great performances in Fringe (FOX TV Series) and also the Horizon PlayStation video game series.
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