Actor Reg E. Cathey, better known for his roles in the hit Netflix drama House of Cards and the HBO series The Wire, has died.
His death was announced by David Simon, the creator of The Wire, who paid tribute to the late 59-year-old actor on Twitter.
More details of Cathey’s passing, including the circumstances surrounding his death, were not immediately available.
The Huntsville, Alabama, native was born into a military family in August of 1958. He took an interest in theater at the age of 9 after attending a United Service Organization show in West Germany, where he was raised.
He attended the University of Michigan and the Yale School of Drama.
Over more than three decades, Cathey was praised for his commanding baritone voice and the unexpected sense of humor he brought to his roles.
In 2015, he won an Emmy for his role in “House of Cards” as Freddy Hayes, the owner of a barbecue restaurant that Kevin Spacey’s character Frank Underwood often visited.