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Reg E. Cathey dead

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Reg E. Cathey, who played Freddy in "House of Cards" and appeared in "The Wire", is no more. He was 59 and had reportedly been battling cancer.

"We are heartbroken by the passing of our friend and 'House of Cards' colleague Reg E. Cathey," said in a statement to on Friday.

"Reg was the kindest man, the most giving actor, a true gentlemen. Our sympathy goes to his family."

Known for his distinctive baritone voice, Reginald Eugene began acting in 1984 in a movie called "A Doctor's Story".

He guest starred on numerous shows like "The Wire", "Grimm", "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" and "Outcast".

won an for outstanding guest in a drama in 2015 for his work in "House of Cards".

"The Wire" creator first reported his death.

also appeared in Jim Carrey and Cameron Diaz's "The Mask" and the 2015 "Fantastic Four" reboot.

Several actors and TV creators remembered Cathey on Twitter, including actors and



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First Published: Sat, February 10 2018. 12:20 IST