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Emmy Winner Reg E. Cathey Dead At 59

By Jessica Bennett,

Reg E. Cathey, known for his roles in the hit Netflix drama House of Cards and the HBO series The Wire has died. He was 59. His death was announced Friday night by David Simon, the creator of The Wire, who acknowledged the award winner via Twitter.

Simone shared, “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.”

Netflix also issued a statement, saying employees were shocked and saddened by Cathey’s death. The respected thespian took home an Emmy for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series for House of Cards in 2015. 


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