Washington D.C, February 10: Veteran actor Reg E. Cathey, known for his roles on ‘House of Cards’ and ‘The Wire’, has died at the age of 59.
Reginald Eugene Cathey is known for his distinctive baritone voice. Cathey began his career with bit roles in late-1980s/early ’90s films including ‘Crossing Delancey’, ‘Born on the Fourth of July’, ‘Penn & Teller Get Killed’, ‘Quick Change’ and ‘What About Bob?’
He won an Emmy for outstanding guest actor in a drama series in 2015 for his work on ‘House of Cards.’ He was previously nominated in 2014 and received another nomination in 2016 for the same role.
David Simon, the creator of The Wire creator confirmed the news on social media.
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