We lost another great one.

According to TMZ, actor Reg E. Cathey died at his home in New York, surrounded by friends and family after battling lung cancer. He was 59.

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:

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