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Zara Woodcock

Keanu Reeves pays tribute to 'beautiful and special' Lance Reddick after his death

Keanu Reeves has paid tribute to Lance Reddick after he died at the age of 60.

The actor, best known for his roles on The Wire and John Wick, was found at his Studio City home last week.

His John Wick co-star, Keanu, reflected on Lance's life during the premiere of John Wick: Chapter 4 in Hollywood.

Everyone wore blue ribbon pins in honour of the actor and his name was displayed first on the marquee.

The actor appeared in all four films of the franchise as hotel concierge Charon.

"Lance is a very beautiful person and special artist. His grace and dignity, his shining light of character was just something really special," Keanu said.

Lance appears in all four John Wick movies (WireImage)

He added to Entertainment Tonight : "[I am] really grateful I had the chance to know him and work with him over almost 10 years."

Following his death, law enforcement sources told TMZ the cause of death is currently unclear, but it appears to be natural.

His reps later confirmed the news of his death and said he "passed away suddenly this morning from natural causes".

Prior to the John Wick franchise, Lance was famed for his role as Baltimore Police Department officer Cedrick Daniels on the hit show The Wire.

His character appeared in all five seasons of the popular HBO series.

Keanu paid tribute to the late star (AFP via Getty Images)
His representatives said he "passed away suddenly" (REX/Shutterstock)

Other small screen credits on his resume included shows such as Fringe, Bosch, Oz and Lost. Movies he featured in included Angel Has Fallen and Godzilla Vs Kong.

Fellow fans and friends rushed to social media to pay tribute to him after his death.

The Wire's Wendell Pierce led the way, writing: “A man of great strength and grace.

"As talented a musician as he was an actor. The epitome of class. A sudden unexpected sharp painful grief for our artistic family. An unimaginable suffering for his personal family and loved ones. Godspeed my friend. You made your mark here. RIP."

And Isiah Whitlock Jr, who also starred alongside Lance on The Wire, added: "Shocked and saddened by the news that Lance Reddick has passed away. Truly heartbreaking. R.I.P. My friend. You will be missed. God speed."

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