Actor Lance Reddicks The cause of death was reportedly revealed earlier this week, but his lawyer is now denying how he died.
The Wire star’s death certificate, first published by TMZ Earlier Thursday, listed his immediate cause of death as ischemic heart disease and atherosclerotic coronary artery disease.
Actor’s lawyer says cause of death ‘totally inconsistent with his lifestyle’
However, Reddick’s attorney James Hornstein issued a statement PEOPLE just hours after TMZ published the report. He claims that no autopsy was performed and “no medical examination of Lance during his lifetime ever indicated such conditions.”
“I have represented Lance Reddick for many years and continue to represent his wife Stephanie. The coroner’s statement on the death certificate is not the result of an autopsy. No autopsy was performed on Lance. To my knowledge, no medical examination of Lance during his lifetime has ever pointed to such conditions,” the statement said.
Calling Lance “the most physically fit person I’ve ever known,” Hornstein added, “The information on his death certificate doesn’t match his lifestyle at all.”
“John Wick” star Lance Reddick has died. https://t.co/ENQ7vg9lwA
— TMZ (@TMZ) March 17, 2023
“Lance was the most physically fit person I’ve ever known,” Hornstein continued. “He exercised daily at his home gym, including extensive cardio training, and the availability of fitness facilities was a contractual requirement for his work away from home. He ate as if a nutritionist was overseeing each of his meals. The information on the death certificate is completely inconsistent with his lifestyle.”
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The statement concluded:
“On behalf of Stephanie Reddick, the information on the death certificate is not confirmed and does not agree with the facts known to the family.”
Hornstein did not comment on whether or not Reddick, 60, will be cremated, according to the TMZ report.
RELATED: Lance Reddick’s cause of death is reportedly being revealed
Reddick’s body was discovered at his home on March 17, as previously reported by The shadow room.
Lance Reddick’s cause of death has been revealed.
The actor died from ischemic heart disease and atherosclerotic coronary artery disease.
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— The Hollywood Handle (@hollywoodhandle) April 6, 2023
The actor’s officials say he died “of natural causes” and was survived by his wife and two children
The actor’s representatives confirmed in a statement released after his death that he died “of natural causes.”
“Lance is best known for his roles in The Wire, Bosch, Netflix’s Resident Evil and the John Wick films,” the statement said.
The statement said: “He is survived by his wife Stephanie Reddick and children Yvonne Nicole Reddick and Christopher Reddick. Adding: “Lance will be greatly missed. Please respect his family’s privacy at this time.”
At the time of his death, Reddick was planning to star in several projects, including the reboot of White Men Can’t Jump, the role of Zeus in 2024’s Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief, and the John Wick spin-off Ballerina.
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