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Keanu Reeves once visited Lance Reddick as his one birthday wish

Keanu Reeves once visited Lance Reddick as his one birthday wish

Lance Reddick sadly passed away this weekend aged 60.

John Wick fans are still processing the devastating news of Lance Reddick's passing last week.

The beloved actor, who played hotel concierge Charon in the John Wick franchise and Cedric Daniels on The Wire, was aged just 60.

Now, as fans mourn the late, great actor, people are remembering the sweet friendship that Lance shared with his co-star Keanu Reeves.

In the build-up to John Wick 4, Lance had shared a touching story about his strong bond with Keanu - which is now ten times more heartbreaking.

Lance Reddick passed away last week aged 60.
Lionsgate Films

"My first day of filming happened to be Keanu’s birthday," Reddick told Vulture in 2021.

"But he wasn’t in the scene. He came to the set anyway at nine o’clock at night with his girlfriend who I had never met.

"His girlfriend is cool as f***. And she told me that she asked Keanu what he wanted to do for his birthday and he said: ‘I want to go see Lance’."

He added: “He’d never done this before but he wrote me a note thanking me for what I brought to the character in these movies.

"And he wanted to give the note to me. I’ll never forget it.

"I’m going to cry now. I don’t remember where I put it. I do know that I want to frame it.”

Great, now I'm going to cry too.

Keanu Reeves had a special friendship with Lance Reddick.
Summit Entertainment

Keanu led the tributes to Lance Reddick following news of his passing last week.

In a joint statement with John Wick director Chad Stahelski, he said: "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."

Reddick's passing was announced on Friday, 17 March. According to his publicist, the actor had died of natural causes at his home in Los Angeles.

"Lance will be greatly missed," read the statement.

"Please respect his family's privacy at this time."

Lance Reddick was also known for his performance as Cedric Daniels on The Wire.
HBO

As well as his iconic roles in John Wick and The Wire, Lance was also known as Phillip Broyles in Fringe and Chief Irvin Irving in Bosch.

Through her husband's social media accounts, Lance's wife Stephanie issued a statement over the weekend to thank fans for their kind words and condolences.

“Lance was taken from us far too soon," she wrote.

“Thank you for all your overwhelming love, support and beautiful stories shared on these platforms over the last day.

“I see your messages and can’t begin to express how grateful I am to have them.”

Featured Image Credit: PA / Alamy / John Wick

Topics: John Wick, Keanu Reeves, Celebrity