‘John Wick’ Star Lance Reddick’s Family Disputes Reported Cause of Death – Read Their Statement
Lance Reddick‘s family is speaking out to dispute the cause of death that has been reported in the media.
The beloved John Wick and The Wire actor passed away suddenly last month at the age of 60, just days before the premiere of his movie John Wick: Chapter 4.
A copy of Lance‘s death certificate was made public on Thursday (April 6) and revealed his alleged cause of death. Now, his family is denying it’s accurate.
The death certificate noted that Lance passed away from Ischemic Heart Disease as well as Atherosclerotic Coronary Artery Disease. The American Heart Association notes that “Ischemia is a condition in which blood flow (and thus oxygen) is restricted or reduced in a part of the body. Cardiac ischemia is decreased blood flow and oxygen to the heart muscle.” The disease is caused by “narrowed heart arteries.” The association notes that “atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease involves plaque buildup in arterial walls.”
A lawyer for the Reddick family is responding to the report.
“I have represented Lance Reddick for many years and continue to represent his wife Stephanie. The coroner statement on the death certificate is not a result of an autopsy. No autopsy was performed on Lance. To my knowledge, no medical examination of Lance during his lifetime ever indicated such conditions,” attorney James Hornstein said in a statement to People.
The statement continued, “Lance was the most physically fit person I’ve ever known. He exercised daily at his home gym, including extensive cardio work, and the availability of gym facilities was a contractual requirement for his work away from home. He ate as if a dietician was monitoring his every meal. The information appearing on the death certificate is wholly inconsistent with his lifestyle. On behalf of Stephanie Reddick, the death certificate information is not corroborated and is inconsistent with the facts known to the family.”
When Lance‘s death was reported, his reps said he died from “natural causes.”
Read what Stephanie said in a statement that she released a few weeks ago.