You are here: Home » PTI Stories » National » News
Business Standard

'House of Cards' star Reg E Cathey dies

Press Trust of India  |  Los Angeles 

Reg E Cathey, known for popular TV "The Wire" and "House of Cards", has died. He was 59.

The details of his death are not yet known, according to The

For his role of Freddy Hayes, the owner of a BBQ joint who ends up with a job in the White House, on Netflix's "House of Cards", won an in 2015. He was nominated for the award for three straight years.

On HBO's acclaimed TV "The Wire", was lauded for his performance as

Most recently, was seen in the role of Chief Byron Giles on Cinemax "Outcast" and also played a part in HBO's "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks".

Over the years, Cathey also starred in films such as "Se7en", "American Psycho", "The Machinist", "S.W.A.T" and "Hands of Stone".

He also starred in the Josh Trank-directed reboot of "Fantastic Four". He portrayed the role of Dr. Franklin Storm, the father of Sue and

Cathey's "S.W.A.T" co-star paid tributes to the on

"A Beautiful Talent left us for a more peaceful plane. Reg E. Cathey, true thespian, sage, and friend! That band up there is gonna be LIT and the convos just got waaaay heavier!!!" Jackson posted.

Streaming giant Netflix, in a statement, also condoled Cathey's death.

"We are heartbroken by the passing of our friend and colleague... Reg was the kindest man, the most giving actor, a true gentleman," it stated.

Cathey was born in Huntsville, Alabama, and spent his childhood in He graduated from J.O. Johnson High School, where he acted in plays such as To Kill a Mockingbird.

He later studied theatre at the and the

"The Wire" creator also paid a tribute to the

"Reg Cathey, 1958-2018. Not only a fine,

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," Simon tweeted.

Actor Miles Teller, who starred in "Fantastic Four", also condoled Cathey's death and tweeted, "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.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Sat, February 10 2018. 13:10 IST