We lost another great one.
Reginald Eugene Cathey played BBQ maestro Freddy on Netflix's "House of Cards," earning an Emmy for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series in 2015. In his 30-plus-year career, he played mayor's aide Norman Wilson on HBO's "The Wire," Martin Querns on HBO's "Oz," Dr. Franklin Storm in the 2015 movie "The Fantastic Four," Barry K. Word in the FX boxing drama "Lights Out," and many more.
Cathey was born in Alabama, spent his childhood in West Germany, and studied theater at the University of Michigan and the Yale School of Drama.
Check out this HBO video from 2008, with "The Wire" actor revealing more about himself:And here are two Cathey scenes from "House of Cards" and "The Wire":Fans, friends and costars reacted to his death as the news spread on Friday evening:
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
We lost a sweet, sweet man and a sweet, sweet, SWEET artist today.— bobby cannavale (@bobbycannavale) February 10, 2018
Rest In Power, Reg E. Cathey We will miss you. pic.twitter.com/ZDLepPWyGV
Just read that Reg E. Cathey has passed away. Reg was an incredibly kind and wonderful person with a vibrant love for the arts. He would bring his saxophone to set and serenade everyone at base camp during breaks. Rest In Peace my friend.— Miles Teller (@Miles_Teller) February 10, 2018
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