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Keanu Reeves and Laurence Fishburne honored their friend at the new film’s premiere.

Last Friday, veteran actor Lance Reddick passed away at the age of 60 from natural causes, though precise details on his passing have not been publicly divulged. Out of all of his recent roles, Reddick was well-known and beloved for his role in the John Wick film series, which is why, at the premiere of the newest John Wick film this week, his co-stars made sure to honor his contributions to the film and their lives.

“Just to be in his light and to get a chance to work with him, I’ll cherish for the rest of my life,” said John Wick star Keanu Reeves. “He had such a passion for his work and his craft. He was gracious. He had a dignity to him and a presence.”

“We lost our brother, and in a really sort of very shocking way. I think we’re all still in shock,” said co-star Laurence Fishburne, “Life is… hard sometimes.”

“He’s the goodness of this film. He was kind of, in many ways, the heart of the film because his character loved John Wick,” Fisburne added.

“You know, it’s always hard when you lose someone that you love dearly… but you’re also incredibly grateful for the time you had together. We were fortunate enough to work with Lance since the very beginning of the John Wick franchise. I mean it’s been almost 10 years,” director Chad Stahelski said. “I really wish he could be with us tonight, but, you know, life. But we’re very fortunate to have known him. And he’s a great man, a great artist, a great human, a dear friend.”