Reg E. Cathey, known for roles ranging from Freddy on House of Cards, for which he won an Emmy, to Norman Wilson on The Wire, has died. He was 59.
Cathey's death was announced by David Simon, creator of The Wire, on Twitter Friday.
The cause of death was not immediately known, and a representative for the actor did not return a request for comment Friday evening.
Born in Alabama, Cathey attended the University of Michigan and the Yale School of Drama before working in theater. In addition to his work on The Wire and House of Cards, he also had guest roles on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Grimm, and Outcast.
The announcement of Cathey's death prompted fans and former colleagues to mourn the loss on social media.
They also reflected on favorite characters he played.
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