Reg E. Cathey, House of Cards star, has died at the age of 59. The Emmy-winning actor was widely known for his recurring roles on The Wire and House of Cards, had been battling lung cancer, TMZ reported on a Friday, February 9. However, the exact cause of death has not been revealed yet.
Sources also reported that Cathey was in his home in New York. He was reportedly surrounded by loved ones at the time of his passing.
In the remembrance of the late actor, many o9f his former colleagues showed their sympathy towards him through social media sites.
The Wire creator David Simon posted a statement about Cathey’s death on Twitter on Friday.
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Reg Cathey, 1958-2018. Not only a fine, masterful actor -- but simply one of the most delightful human beings with whom I ever shared some long days on set. On wit alone, he could double any man over and leave him thinking. Reg, your memory is a great blessing. pic.twitter.com/OHEUbAhTg0
— David Simon (@AoDespair) February 9, 2018
Wendell Pierce, Cathey’s co-star on The Wire, also shared a message via Twitter remembering the late actor.
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We lost a masterful actor, a sonorous voice, a great colleague, and a kind friend. A more gregarious human being you could not find. A man whose presence was always a blessing and joy. I’m hard pressed to remember a moment of anger. A beautiful human being who will be missed pic.twitter.com/PiwDy0kVFC
— Wendell Pierce (@WendellPierce) February 10, 2018
Rest In Peace!