'The Cord' megastar Reg E. Cathey, who performed Freddy Hayes on 'Space of Playing cards,' dies at fifty nine


Reg E. Cathey, who starred within the seminal TV collection The Cord and who gained an Emmy portraying BBQ joint proprietor Freddy Hayes in Space of Playing cards, has died at age fifty nine.

Netflix, which has produced Space of Playing cards, launched a observation Friday.

“We’re heartbroken by way of the passing of our family member and Space of Playing cards colleague Reg E. Cathey. Reg used to be the kindest guy, probably the most giving actor, a real gents. Our sympathy is going to his circle of relatives,” the observation stated.

Reg E. Cathey gained an Emmy as Freddy from ‘Space of Playing cards.’ (Photograph: Patrick Harbron/Netflix)

At the same time as there have been no main points in an instant approximately Cathey’s passing, Cord author David Simon tweeted a tribute.

“Reg Cathey, 1958-2018. Now not just a fantastic, masterful actor — however merely one of the crucial pleasant humans with whom I ever shared a few lengthy days on set,” Simon wrote. “On wit on my own, he may just double any guy over and depart him considering. Reg, your reminiscence is a smart blessing.”

Cathey earned raves on HBO’s The Cord as Baltimore political operative Norman Wilson and portrayed warden Martin Querns in HBO’s jail drama Oz. from 2000 to 2003. He returned  to HBO to celebrity within the Oprah Winfrey movie The Immortal Lifetime of Henrietta Lack remaining yr.

The baritone-voiced actor earned an Emmy award for his poignant Space of Playing cards personality — Hayes used to be the exhausting-running BBQ joint proprietor with the ribs liked by way of flesh presser Frank Underwood (Kevin Spacey).

Cathey earned 3 Emmy nominations for the position he performed from 2013 to 2016, profitable in 2015.

Space of Playing cards author Beau Willimon wrote on Twitter. “Reg Cathey used to be considered one of a type.”

“Brimming with lifestyles drive, generosity, humor, gravitas and a fountain of skill. Liked by way of everybody fortunate sufficient recognize him and paintings with him,” Willimon wrote. “He’s going to be very much overlooked.”

Reg E. Cathey as promoter Don King in ‘Palms of Stone.’ (Photograph: Rico Torres)

The flexible actor reworked to play boxing promoter Don King within the 2016 drama Palms of Stone.

Hollywood reacted to the passing, including Samuel L. Jackson, who tweeted he used to be “shattered on the lack of Reg E. Cathey! Sensible actor, slapstick comedian & family member! Irreplaceable! The ancestors approximately to be challenged!!”

Miles Teller, who starred alongside Cathey’s Dr. Franklin Typhoon within the The Unbelievable 4 reboot, tweeted:“Reg used to be a shockingly type and lovely individual with a colourful love for the humanities. He might deliver his saxophone to set and serenade everybody at base camp all the way through breaks. Relax In Peace my family member.”

Actor Bobby Cannavale tweeted that “we misplaced a candy, candy guy and a candy, candy, SWEET artist nowadays.”


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