Reg E. Cathey, Home of Playing cards and The Wire actor, useless at 59 – Leisure

Reg E. Cathey, an Emmy-winning actor identified for his work on Netflix’s Home of Playing cards and HBO’s The Wire, has died on the age of 59.

The Wire creator David Simon introduced his loss of life in a tweet on Friday. He known as Cathey a “tremendous, masterful actor” and “pleasant human being.”

“On wit alone, he may double any man over and depart him considering,” Simon wrote.

HBO confirmed the loss of life in a press release however no different particulars got. 

“There’s a motive we turned to him time and time once more in motion pictures, sequence and miniseries,” the HBO assertion stated. “He was uniquely gifted and ever the gentleman.”

Cathey performed barbecue rib shack proprietor Freddy Hayes on Home of Playing cards and received an Emmy for the visitor position in 2015. He additionally performed Norman Wilson for 2 seasons of the crime drama The Wire, from 2006-2008.

Different credit included the movie American Psycho and the acclaimed jail sequence Oz. A few of his most up-to-date work concerned a task within the film adaptation of The Immortal Lifetime of Henrietta Lacks, during which he performed Zakariyya Lacks and Marvel’s Luke Cage, which was his last position.


Cathey received an award for visitor actor in a drama for Home of Playing cards on the 2015 Artistic Arts Emmy Awards in Los Angeles, Calif. ( Jason Kempin/Getty Pictures)

The actor, who was born in Huntsville, Ala., was identified for his baritone voice and working-class characters. Samuel L. Jackson and Luke Cage star Mike Colter had been amongst those that posted tributes.

“Go light into that good night time my brother,” wrote Colter. “It was an honour spending time with you on set.”

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