Emmy award winning actor Reg E. Cathey passed away on Friday at the age of 59…
Reg E. Cathey — known for prominent roles in ‘House of Cards’ as well as ‘Outcast’ on Cinemax — has died at the age of 59.
There’s no word on the cause of death at this time.
Cathey is a veteran actor who has starred in numerous films and television shows including his Emmy winning stint as Freddy, the barbecue restaurant owner who befriends Francis Underwood (Kevin Spacey) during his run to the White House on ‘House of Cards’.
More recently, Cathey had become a featured cast member in the Cinemax series ‘Outcast’ based on the comic books by Robert Kirkman.
In addition to those two roles, Cathey had a memorable turn in the popular HBO series ‘The Wire’ as well as playing the warden on ‘Oz’. He also played a major role in the short lived FX boxing series ‘Lights Out’.
Cathey also acted in several prominent films including spots in ‘American Psycho’ as well as playing Dr. Franklin Storm in the 2015 reboot of the ‘Fantastic Four’.
Numerous friends and colleagues paid tribute to Cathey on Friday following the news of his passing.
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
Rest In Peace to Outcast’s own Reg E. Cathey, one of the most kind and incredibly talented people we’ve ever known. You will be terribly missed pic.twitter.com/ibs3Hor5Vm
— Outcast (@OutcastSkybound) February 10, 2018
We lost a masterful actor, a sonorous voice, a great colleague, and a kind friend. A more gregarious human being you could not find. A man whose presence was always a blessing and joy. I’m hard pressed to remember a moment of anger. A beautiful human being who will be missed pic.twitter.com/PiwDy0kVFC
— Wendell Pierce (@WendellPierce) February 10, 2018
Reg E. Cathey went out of his way to help me nearly 30 years ago, and I am one of hundreds. His legacy is a portrait of the courageous, open hearted generosity that all good work comes from. https://t.co/0KVZFtgkOb
— chris bauer (@realchrisbauer) February 10, 2018
Reg Cathey was one of a kind. Brimming with life force, generosity, humor, gravitas and a fountain of talent. Loved by everyone lucky enough know him and work with him. He will be greatly missed.
Rest In Peace, Reg. pic.twitter.com/p9DXFgDevP
— Beau Willimon (@BeauWillimon) February 9, 2018
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.
— Miles Teller (@Miles_Teller) February 10, 2018
One of my greatest gifts of the past few years was that I got to know and work with Reg E. Cathey. A fine man. RIP.
— Brent Spiner (@BrentSpiner) February 10, 2018