"Reg Cathey, 1958-2018," The Wire creator David Simon announced on Twitter Friday.
"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."
The Hollywood Reporter confirmed Cathey's death, but said no details regarding the cause or place of it were immediately available.
"We lost a masterful actor, a sonorous voice, a great colleague, and a kind friend. A more gregarious human being you could not find. A man whose presence was always a blessing and joy. I'm hard pressed to remember a moment of anger. A beautiful human being who will be missed," "The Wire" co-star Wendall Pierce tweeted.
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