Reginald E. Cathey, who played Freddy on House of Cards and appeared in The Wire, has passed away at the age of 59, according to multiple reports. Cathey passed away at his home in New York surrounded by family and friends. He had reportedly been battling lung cancer.
Known for his distinctive baritone voice, Cathey began acting in 1984 in a TV movie called A Doctor’s Story. He guest starred on numerous television shows, playing Norman Wilson in seasons four and five of The Wire as well as in Grimm, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, House of Cards, and Outcast.
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