Hollywood loses popular actor, Reg Cathey at 59


Award winning Hollywood actor, Reg E. Cathey, has died at the age of 59.

Reg E Cathey, who featured in the US version of “House of Cards” and in “The Wire”, died after a long battle with cancer of the lung.

His death was announced by David Simon, the creator of ‘The Wire’

“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.”” Simon tweeted.

He won an Emmy award in 2015 for his House of Cards role as Freddy Hayes. He collaborated with Simon on the Emmy award-winning miniseries The Corner, and had roles in TV series including Law & Order, 30 Rock and in movies including Fantastic Four and Hands of Stone.

Some Hollywood celebrities stormed social media to pay tributes to him.

@Samuel L Jackson “Shattered at the loss of Reg E. Cathey! Brilliant actor, humorist & friend! Irreplaceable! The ancestors about to be challenged!!

@violadavis RIP Reg E Cathey!!!

@Miles Teller, who appeared with the US actor in Fantastic Four, wrote: “Just read that Reg E Cathey has passed away. Reg was an incredibly kind and wonderful person with a vibrant love for the arts.

“He would bring his saxophone to set and serenade everyone at base camp during breaks. Rest In Peace my friend.”

@bobby cannavale “We lost a sweet, sweet man and a sweet, sweet, SWEET artist today. Rest In Power, Reg E. Cathey We will miss you.

@beau willimon “Reg Cathey was one of a kind. Brimming with life force, generosity, humor, gravitas and a fountain of talent. Loved by everyone lucky enough know him and work with him. He will be greatly missed. Rest In Peace, Reg”

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