February 9, 2018
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Most known for his roles in House of Cards and The Wire, actor Reg E. Cathey has died at 59. Reports say the Huntsville, Alabama native was battling lung cancer.
Everyone from Samuel L. Jackson, Mike Colter and Tony Goldwyn showed their love for the veteran actor on social media after learning of the news.
Devastated by the loss of #RegECathey Brilliant actor, great friend and just a wonderful human being. Huge loss. ??
— Yolonda Ross (@YolondaRoss) February 10, 2018
— Mike Colter (@realmikecolter) February 10, 2018
— Tony Goldwyn (@tonygoldwyn) February 10, 2018
Shattered at the loss of Reg E. Cathey! Brilliant actor, humorist & friend! Irreplaceable! The ancestors about to be challenged!!
— Samuel L. Jackson (@SamuelLJackson) February 10, 2018
In 2015 Cathey won an Emmy for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series for his work on Cards, a nomination he received two times prior. He also starred in Outcast and The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.
Our prayers and thoughts are with his friends and family.