Acting veteran Reg Cathey, best known for “House of Cards” and “The Wire,” has died at the age of 59. Details of his death aren’t immediately available.
Cathey had been acting in films and TV for nearly two decades when he was cast in “The Wire” in 2006. David Simon, creator of “The Wire” announced the news in a tweet today saying:
Reg Cathey, 1958-2018. Not only a fine, masterful actor — but simply one of the most delightful human beings with whom I ever shared some long days on set. On wit alone, he could double any man over and leave him thinking. Reg, your memory is a great blessing. pic.twitter.com/OHEUbAhTg0
— David Simon (@AoDespair) February 9, 2018
Cathey won an Emmy for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series in 2015 and also was nominated the year before and after for his turn as the owner of Freddy’s BBQ Joint, a favorite haunt of President Frank Underwood (Kevin Spacey) in “House of Cards”.