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Reg E. Cathey, Actor on 'House of Cards' and 'The Wire,' Dies at 59


Reg E. Cathey, the eloquent Emmy-winning actor from House of Cards who also was known for his excellent work on The Wire , has died.


On David Simon's acclaimed drama The Wire , Cathey stood out as newspaperman turned Baltimore politician Norman Wilson, and on another acclaimed HBO series, Tom Fontana's Oz , he was unit manager and warden Martin Querns.


Most recently, Cathey was seen as Chief Byron Giles on Robert Kirkman's Cinemax series Outcast and was in HBO's The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks .


In a statement given to The Hollywood Reporter on Friday, Netflix said: "We are heartbroken by the passing of our friend and House of Cards colleague … Reg was the kindest man, the most giving actor, a true gentleman."


Known for his commanding baritone voice, Cathey also portrayed Dr. Franklin Storm in the 2015 reboot of The Fantastic Four , and he appeared in other films like Born on the Fourth of July (1989), What About Bob?


On TV, his credits also included the Simon miniseries The Corner , in which he played a drug addict; Star Trek: The Next Generation ; Fontana's Homicide: Life on the Street ; and Grimm .


A native of Huntsville, Alabama, Cathey spent time as a child with his family in Germany, then graduated from J.O.




READ MORE (Hollywood Reporter)


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