‘The Wire’ Actor Lance Reddick’s Cause of Sudden Death Disputed by Family Lawyer

After actor Lance Reddick died suddenly last month, the coroner ruled that heart disease was his cause of death.

60-year-old Reddick was found dead in his home on March 17.

Reddick’s attorney has issued a statement denying reports that he died from heart and artery diseases, slamming the ruling as being “wholly inconsistent with his lifestyle”.

The actor and musician is best known for his roles in the hit TV shows “The Wire” and “Bosch” and the John Wick movie series.

At the time, representatives said Reddick died from natural causes but no specific details were made public.

According to People, attorney James Hornstein said Thursday that the actor’s lifetime of personal fitness directly contradicts a statement from the coroner that Reddick died of heart disease.

Hornstein also revealed pro-vaxxer Reddick’s body did not undergo an official autopsy.

According to Reddick’s death certificate, which TMZ obtained and made public, his cause of death was ischemic heart disease and atherosclerotic coronary artery disease.

Hours after its release, Hornstein said that “the information appearing on the death certificate is wholly inconsistent with his lifestyle,” according to People.

“I have represented Lance Reddick for many years and continue to represent his wife Stephanie,” Hornstein added.

“The coroner’s statement on the death certificate is not a result of an autopsy.

“No autopsy was performed on Lance.

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“To my knowledge, no medical examination of Lance during his lifetime ever indicated such conditions.

“Lance was the most physically fit person I’ve ever known.

“He exercised daily at his home gym, including extensive cardio work, and the availability of gym facilities was a contractual requirement for his work away from home,” the lawyer said.

“He ate as if a dietitian was monitoring his every meal.”

“On behalf of Stephanie Reddick, the death certificate information is not corroborated and is inconsistent with the facts known to the family,” he concluded.

The Baltimore-born Reddick was 60 when he died “suddenly,” his publicist Mia Hansen confirmed in a statement at the time to the Associated Press.

He was perhaps best known for his leading role as straight-laced Baltimore police lieutenant Cedric Daniels on the hit HBO series “The Wire.”

He also starred as a loyal hotel manager Charon in the John Wick films — including the most recent release, “John Wick: Chapter 4,” which is still in theaters.

The franchise’s lead star Keanu Reeves candidly spoke out about Reddick after his death and expressed that it “f—ing sucks he’s not here.”

“Lance was a beautiful person, a special artist… a man of grace and dignity… such a passion for his craft,” Reeves said during an interview with Deadline.

On the day of Reddick’s death, Reeves and “John Wick” director Chad Stahelski released a joint statement to Deadline saying, “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 was also a prolific voice actor in several video game titles, including a central character in the “Destiny” franchise.

READ MORE: ‘Star Wars’ Actor Dies at 56 after Suddenly Collapsing on London Street

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By Frank Bergman

Frank Bergman is a political/economic journalist living on the east coast. Aside from news reporting, Bergman also conducts interviews with researchers and material experts and investigates influential individuals and organizations in the sociopolitical world.

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