Reg E. Cathey, Reginald E. Cathey

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Hollywood is mourning the loss of a talented Emmy-award winning actor.

House of Cards and The Wire star Reg E. Cathey has died. He was 59 years old.

The news was confirmed by The Wire creator David Simon who reported his former co-worker's passing on social media Friday afternoon.

"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," he wrote on Twitter. "On wit alone, he could double any man over and leave him thinking."

David added, "Reg, your memory is a great blessing."

Reg E. Cathey, House of Cards


According to TMZ, the actor passed away at his home in New York and was surrounded by family and friends. The outlet reports he had been battling lung cancer.

Fans will know Reg for his role as Freddy in House of Cards. His character was the owner of Francis Underwood's favorite BBQ joint. The performance earned him an Emmy for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series back in 2015.

Most recently, Reg was seen as Chief Byron Giles on the Cinemax series Outcast and was in HBO's The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.

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