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
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 variety.com 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.
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
We lost a sweet, sweet man and a sweet, sweet, SWEET artist today.— bobby cannavale (@bobbycannavale) February 10, 2018
Rest In Power, Reg E. Cathey We will miss you. pic.twitter.com/ZDLepPWyGV
Man. RIP, my brah. Damn. https://t.co/vZufO90h01— Jeffrey Wright (@jfreewright) February 10, 2018
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First Published: Feb 10, 2018 14:02 IST