Reg E. Cathey dies aged 59

The House of Cards and The Wire star, Reg E. Cathey, has died aged 59 after a battle with cancer.

Cathey won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in 2015 for his role as rib shack owner Freddy Hayes in House of Cards and was hailed for his role as Baltimore political operative Norman Wislon in The Wire.

The Wire‘s creator, David Simon, and Samuel L. Jackonson paid tribute to Cathey on Twitter and Instagram, as more tributes pour in online.

See him in action in this iconic scene from House of Cards:


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