Actor Reg E. Cathey Dies at 59

Reg E. Cathey arrives at night one of the Creative Arts Emmy Awards at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles2016 Creative Arts Emmy Awards- Arrivals- Night One Los Angeles USA

Cathey appeared in several more films after this, including St. Vincent and The Fantastic Four. Rest In Power, Reg E. Cathey We will miss you.

At this time, a cause of death for the actor has not been made public, but TMZ reported the actor had been battling lung cancer. Friends and family were at his bedside.

House of Cards actor Reg E Cathey has died, aged 59.

In 2006 Cathey was cast as Norman Wilson on The Wire, appearing in 23 episodes over the course of the show's final two seasons.

In 2015, the Alabama-native won an Emmy for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series for his work on Netflix's House of Cards.

David also commented on his capacity for wit, a talent that could leave any man thinking.

Following the news of actor Reg E. Cathey's death on Friday, Hollywood has been quick to respond on Twitter to share condolences and fond memories. Show creator David Simon paid tribute to Cathey on Twitter, calling him a "masterful actor". He graduated from J.O. Johnson High School in Huntsville, Alabama in 1976, and then he attended the University of MI and the Yale School of Drama, where he studied theatre.

But he also earned plenty of raves on House of Cards as rib maestro Freddy Hayes, whose BBQ restaurant served as refuge for Kevin Spacey's Frank Underwood.

He went onto play Freddie in the HBO series House of Cards from 2013-2016, which was filmed in Baltimore. Cathey's last leading role on a TV series was on the horror series Outcast and his final role was in the Oprah Winfrey-starring TV movie, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.

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