Hollywood and the entertainment industry was devastated to learn of the news about Lance Reddick’s death at the age of 60. With plenty of acting experience under his belt, he was an iconic figure on both the big and small screens. Lance Reddick had roles in popular shows and movies, but his most notable performances were on John Wick and The Wire. Keep reading to find out about Lance Reddick’s cause of death and who may possibly replace him as Charon in the John Wick movies.

What is the cause Lance Reddick’s death?

As of writing, the exact cause of Lance Reddick’s death has not been officially announced. There have been no official statements from both his management and family. Given how he contributed a lot to Hollywood, Reddick’s death has left fans and colleagues mourning the loss of someone talented.

His role as Charon, the concierge of the Continental in the John Wick franchise, was a fan favorite performance. Typically, one would think that concierges are better off as background characters. However, his role as Charon allowed Reddick to showcase his range as a seasoned actor. Through his standout performances in the John Wick movies, fans have been praising him not only for John Wick but also for his other work.

Lance Reddick as Charon in John Wick

Charon is known as the concierge of the Continental Hotel (New York) in the John Wick movies. For those unfamiliar with what the Continental is, it is a chain of hotels all over the world.

  • Moreover, it is a safe haven, or neutral territory, for hitmen, assassins, and other members of the criminal underworld.
  • Charon oversees the operations of the hotel and ensures that the rules are followed by its guests.

Is he a villain?

Truth be told, Charon is a “tritagonist” in the John Wick series. He serves as neither a friend nor an enemy of John Wick.

  • In some instances, Charon helps John Wick out of tough situations against other hitmen or assassins after him.
Charon in John Wick
Screengrab Courtesy of MaddieFR via YouTube
  • On the other hand, Charon’s loyalty to Winston sometimes gets in the way of his ‘friendship’ with John Wick. Because of this, some fans feel like Lance Reddick’s character may be an enemy deep down.

Nevertheless, Charon plays a key role in John Wick’s journey throughout the movies. Fans and critics alike have also noted that Lance Reddick’s portrayal of Charon was critical to the success of the John Wick franchise. It is quite difficult to imagine who will be able to fill Reddick’s shoes after his unfortunate passing.

Who will replace Lance Reddick in John Wick?

Lance Reddick definitely gave standout performances in the John Wick movies. Because of this, fans have opened up conversations about who will be fit to replace him as the concierge of the Continental Hotel. Another thing to consider is how the creators will find a way to acknowledge or pull off Charon’s character being replaced.

As we already mentioned, it is quite difficult to imagine which actor has the ability to replace Reddick’s Charon. However, there have already been a few discussions as to who can fill Lance Reddick’s big shoes in John Wick. Here are some of the potential actors who have what it takes to be the next manager of the Continental:

  • Idris Elba
  • Giancarlo Esposito
  • Lakeith Stanfield

These three actors we mentioned have already proven their flexibility in acting. But if we were to choose our top pick, it would have to be Giancarlo Esposito. His performances in acclaimed shows such as Better Call Saul, The Mandalorian, and The Boys are proof of his versatility.

If anyone deserves the role of Charon, or a new character that has a likeness to Charon, we believe it is Esposito. Of course, it would be up to the creators and casting staff of John Wick on who they see fit to replace Reddick. They have big shoes to fill, but it’s undeniable that many talented actors would be eager to take on this challenge.

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Lance Reddick was a talented actor whose performances will forever be remembered and praised. Despite his passing, his legacy as a versatile and incredible actor lives on. We at Spiel Times offer Reddick’s family and loved ones our deepest condolences. Rest in power, Lance Reddick.

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