Beloved actor, Reginald Eugene Cathey, passed away on Friday.
Over the course of his career, Cathey held unforgettable roles in hit shows like House of Cards, The Wire and The Wizard of OZ.
The news of his death broke via Twitter late Friday night from his friend David Simon, who created The Wire.
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
Reg Cathey was one of a kind. Brimming with life force, generosity, humor, gravitas and a fountain of talent. Loved by everyone lucky enough know him and work with him. He will be greatly missed.
Rest In Peace, Reg. pic.twitter.com/p9DXFgDevP
— Beau Willimon (@BeauWillimon) February 9, 2018
At the moment, the cause of death is unconfirmed. Blavity will update the story as it unfolds.