Reg E. Cathey, who won an Emmy for his role as Freddy Hayes on Netflix’s House of Cards has died, he was 59.
According to TMZ, Reg E. Cathey passed away in New York after battling lung cancer. Executive producers who worked with Cathey, including The Wire‘s David Simon and House of Cards‘ Beau Willimon, also confirmed Cathey’s death on social media.
“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,” Simon wrote. “Reg, your memory is a great blessing.”
Willimon added, “Reg Cathey was one of a kind. Brimming with life force, generosity, humor, gravitas and a fountain of talent. Loved by everyone lucky enough to know him and work with him. He will be greatly missed.”
Our thoughts and prayers are with Reg E. Cathey family and friends.