Emmy-Winning ‘House of Cards’ and ‘The Wire’ Actor Reg E. Cathey Dies at Age 59 After Battling Lung Cancer

Reg E. Cathey passed away at the young age of 59 on Friday at his home in NYC.

The House of Cards actor had been battling lung cancer.

But the exact cause of his death has not been released to the public.

Reg was a 2015 Emmy winner and three-time nominee for outstanding guest actor on the hit political drama House of Cards.

He played Freddy Hayes—the owner of a BBQ restaurant.

The actor also had significant supporting roles on HBO’s The Wire and Oz.

Co-stars, co-workers, friends, and fans took to Twitter to share their kind words about the Alabama native.

Luke Cage’s Mike Colter tweeted, ‘Go gentle into that good night my brother. It was an honor spending time with you on set. Getting to know you as a person and an artist. You will be missed. Condolences to your family. I salute you.’

While the legendary Samuel L. Jackson said, ‘Shattered at the loss of Reg E. Cathey! Brilliant actor, humorist, and friend! Irreplaceable! The ancestors about to be challenged!!’

Co-stars, co-workers, friends, and fans took to Twitter to share their kind words and memories about the Alabama native 
Co-stars, co-workers, friends, and fans took to Twitter to share their kind words 
and memories about the Alabama native
Luke Cage's Mike Colter tweeted, 'Go gentle into that good night my brother. It was an honor spending time with you on set. Getting to know you as a person and an artist. You will be missed. Condolences to your family. I salute you' 
Luke Cage's Mike Colter tweeted, 'Go gentle into that good night my brother. It 
was an honor spending time with you on set. Getting to know you as a person and an 
artist. You will be missed. Condolences to your family. I salute you'

SOURCE: Daily Mail