Reg E. Cathey dies at 59, TV celebs mourn the Emmy-winning actor
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Reg E. Cathey dies at 59, TV celebs mourn the Emmy-winning actor

Emmy award-winning actor Reg E Cathy died at 59, after battling cancer for a long time. Cathey is best known for his role in House of Cards and guest appearances in Law & Order, The Wire, among other TV shows.

tv Updated: Feb 10, 2018 15:13 IST
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Reg E Cathey, who won Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series at Emmys in 2015 for House of Cards, died at 59.(Netflix)

Actor Reg E. Cathey, who played Freddy in House of Cards and appeared in The Wire, is no more. He was 59 and had reportedly been battling cancer.

“We are heartbroken by the passing of our friend and ‘House of Cards’ colleague Reg E. Cathey. Reg was the kindest man, the most giving actor, a true gentlemen. Our sympathy goes to his family,” Netflix said in a statement to on Friday.

Known for his distinctive baritone voice, Reginald Eugene Cathey began acting in 1984 in a television movie called A Doctor’s Story. He guest starred on numerous shows like The Wire, Grimm, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and Outcast. Cathey won an Emmy for outstanding guest actor in a drama series in 2015 for his work in House of Cards.

The Wire creator David Simon first reported his death.

Cathey also appeared in Jim Carrey and Cameron Diaz’s The Mask and the 2015 Fantastic Four reboot.

Several actors and TV creators remembered Cathey on Twitter, including actors Bobby Cannavale and Jeffrey Wright.

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First Published: Feb 10, 2018 14:02 IST