Lance Reddick Cause of Death Disputed by Actor’s Attorney as ‘Inconsistent’ With Facts

Lance Reddick at the "John Wick Chapter 3 Parabellum" Los Angeles Premiere at the TCL Chinese Theater IMAX on May 15, 2019 in Los Angeles, CA — Photo by Jean_Nelson/Deposit Photos

An attorney for Lance Reddick is disputing The Wire and John Wick star’s cause of death, saying it’s “wholly inconsistent with his lifestyle.”

On Thursday several media outlets obtained a copy of the actor’s death certificate. The document from the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health said  Reddick died of heart disease — specifically ischemic heart disease and atherosclerotic coronary artery disease.

Hours later, the actor’s family attorney James Hornstein issued a statement disputing the cause of death.

“No autopsy was performed on Lance,” Hornstein told Entertainment Weekly. “To my knowledge, no medical examination of Lance during his lifetime ever indicated such conditions.”

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The attorney described Reddick as “the most physically fit person I’ve ever known.”

He said the actor followed a strict diet and worked out daily in his home gym doing “extensive cardio work.” He added that Reddick had a “contractual requirement” on his acting jobs that required “the availability of gym facilities.”

“On behalf of [Lance’s wife] Stephanie Reddick, the death certificate information is not corroborated and is inconsistent with the facts known to the family,” Hornstein concluded.

Reddick, 60, died at his home in the Studio City neighborhood of Los Angeles on March 17. His publicist said at the time the actor passed away “suddenly” of natural causes.

The Baltimore native was known to fans for his no-nonsense roles on The Wire and Bosch. He also had parts in Fringe, OZ, and the John Wick films.

He is survived by his wife Stephanie Reddick, and children Yvonne Nicole Reddick and Christopher Reddick.