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'The Wire' and 'House of Cards' Star Reg E. Cathey Has Died at 59

'The Wire' and 'House of Cards' Star Reg E. Cathey Has Died at 59
From Slashfilm - February 10, 2018

There are plenty of actors who dont become household names but bring rich talent to the table as character actors that everyone recognizes. The Wire and House of Cards star Reg E. Cathey was one of those actors, and sadly hes no longer with us.

Reg E. Cathey has passed away at age 59 after a battle with cancer, taking away the deep, hypnotizing voice who has an eclectic career spanning film and television. We look back on his career below.

Variety confirmed the news of Reg E Cathey dead after The Wire creator David Simon made the revelation:

Reg Cathey, 1958-2018. Not only a fine, masterful actorbut 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 was born in Alabama and began his acting aspirations early with a role in a high school production of To Kill a Mockingbird, followed by attending the University of Michigan and the Yale School of Drama.

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