Reg E. Cathey, the actor best known for his Emmy-winning performance as Freddy Hayes in Netflix’s House of Cards, as well as his work on HBO’s The Wire, and his portrayal of Dr. Franklin Storm in 20th Century Fox’s latest adaptation of Fantastic Four has passed away. He was 59.
Reg E. Cathey first started acting in the 1984 television movie A Doctor’s Story. The actor’s credits also include appearances on NBC’s Grimm, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, as well as the Cinemax horror-drama Outcast from The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman, and HBO’s OZ.
Reg E. Cathey was nominated for an Emmy for outstanding guest actor award for his role as the owner of a BBQ joint on House of Cards in 2014, 2015, and 2016, of which he won in 2015.
No details surrounding Reg E. Cathey’s death have been made available at this time. His passing was first reported by The Wire creator David Simon, who shared a heartfelt message remembering his friend on his personal Twitter page. You can read his tweet regarding Reg E. Cathey right below.
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
He will be missed.