Reg E Cathey Dead At The Age Of 59

Reg E. Cathey

Reg was extremely close to "Wire" creator David Simon - he's the only actor Simon hired to work on all of his TV shows. "Reg, your memory is a great blessing", David wrote on his Twitter.

The entertainment world was struck with awful news on Friday night as The Wire and House of Cards actor Reg E. Cathey passed away at age 59.

His portrayal of Freddy Hayes in "House of Cards" earned him an Emmy in 2015.

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- Samuel L. Jackson (@SamuelLJackson) February 10, 2018 We lost a sweet, sweet man and a sweet, sweet, SWEET artist today.

Hollywood soon joined the conversation on Twitter, with "House of Cards" creator Beau Willimon writing that he was "brimming with life force, generosity, humor, gravitas and a fountain of talent". Brilliant actor, humorist & friend!

- David Simon (@AoDespair) February 9, 2018 Reg Cathey was one of a kind. He would bring his saxophone to set and serenade everyone at base camp during breaks.

Carey was born in Huntsville, Alabama and raised for some of his life in Germany, died at his NY home, where friends and family members gathered to be with him in his last moments, according to TMZ. He will be greatly missed. Born Reginald Eugene Cathey, the Yale School of Drama grad appeared in a wide variety of film and TV projects since making his screen debut in 1984, including Pootie Tang, Se7en, Oz, Grimm, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, Cinemax's Outcast and 2015's The Fantastic Four reboot.

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