Cathey of 'House of Cards' and 'The Wire' Dies at 59

Cathey of 'House of Cards' and 'The Wire' Dies at 59

His upcoming final role as Luke Cage's father wasn't the only time Cathey, who may be best known for his roles in House of Cards and The Wire, appeared as a character inspired by Marvel Comics.

The beloved actor passed away at his home in NY, surrounded by friends and family.

In addition to those two roles, Cathey had a memorable turn in the popular HBO series "The Wire" as well as playing the warden on "Oz". He won in 2015 and was nominated in 2014 and 2016, Variety reported.

Cathey also appeared in the 2015 "Fantastic Four" reboot and most recently starred in films "Flock of Four", and "Tyrel". According to reports, Cathey had been battling lung cancer. Reg, your memory is a great blessing. Reg E Cathey was one of the kindest, funniest, talented badasses I have ever had the honor of knowing. Our heartfelt condolences go out to his family and friends. He attended the University of MI as well as the Yale School of Drama.

House of Cards creator Beau Willimon also paid his tribute on the micro-blogging site, alongside a photo of the actor. "Irreplaceable! The ancestors about to be challenged!"

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Samuel L. Jackson described Cathey as a "brilliant actor, humorist and friend". You will be missed.

Actor Bobby Cannavale tweeted that "we lost a sweet, sweet man and a sweet, sweet, SWEET artist today". Brimming with life force, generosity, humor, gravitas and a fountain of talent.

Though some might not know Mr. Cathey by name, his recent roles and commanding voice made him instantly recognizable in the latter part of his career. A more gregarious human being you could not find.

He added: "He will be greatly missed". I'm hard-pressed to remember a moment of anger.

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