Some sad news to report tonight, as Reg Cathey (House of Cards, The Wire the Fantastic Four reboot) has passed away aged just 59. No cause of death is being reported, but he is believed to have had cancer.
Reports are coming in that Reg Cathey, best known for his role as Freddy on House of Cards, has died aged 59.
Cathey’s friend and collaborator David Simon, creator of HBO drama The Wire and miniseries The Corner, broke the sad news in a Tweet earlier tonight:
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, who also appeared in the likes of The Wire, Oz, and the 2015 Fantastic Four reboot as Dr. Franklin Storm, won an Emmy for outstanding guest actor in a drama series in 2015 for his work on House of Cards.
The much-loved actor is said to have passed away at his home in New York, surrounded by friends and family.