A lawyer for Lance Reddick disputes Thread And John Wick the star’s cause of death, saying it’s “completely inconsistent with his lifestyle.”
On Thursday, several media outlets obtained a copy of the actor’s death certificate. The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health document states that Reddick died of heart disease, specifically ischemic heart disease and atherosclerotic coronary artery disease.
Hours later, the actor’s family attorney, James Hornstein, released a statement disputing the cause of death.
“No autopsy was performed on Lance,” Hornstein said. Weekly entertainment. “To my knowledge, no medical examination of Lance in his lifetime has ever indicated such conditions.”
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The lawyer described Reddick as “the most physically fit person I have ever known”.
He said the actor follows a strict diet and trains daily at his home gym doing “extensive cardio work”. He added that Reddick had a “contractual requirement” on his acting jobs which required “the availability of gym facilities”.
“Behalf [Lance’s wife] Stephanie Reddick, the death certificate information is unsubstantiated and inconsistent with known family facts,” 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 that the actor died “suddenly” of natural causes.
The Baltimore native was known to fans for his no-nonsense roles on Thread And Bosch. He also had roles in Fringe, OZand the John Wick movies.
He is survived by his wife Stephanie Reddick and his children Yvonne Nicole Reddick and Christopher Reddick.
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