Lance Reddick’s Passing is the Death of Black Gravitas in Media

Reddick only chose roles where his Black character’s wisdom was backed up by power.

Hal H. Harris
Established in 1865
7 min readApr 8, 2023

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Lance Reddick on a panel. Source: Flickr.

Lance Reddick, beloved TV and movie star, passed away alone in his apartment on March 17, 2023. He was recently promoting the most recent John Wick movie. TMZ reported he died from heart disease, a reaper that…

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Hal H. Harris
Established in 1865

Black on Both Sides. Medium Writers Challenge Winner. The founder of Established in 1865. I Tweet @Established1865. E-mail is hal.harris@est1865.com.