The Wire and House of Cards actor Reg E Cathey dies at 59


On wit alone, he could double any man over and leave him thinking. In The Wire, he played the role of Norman Wilson, a political operative who works with politician Tommy Carcetti (played by Aidan Gillen). 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. He will be greatly missed. Reg Cathey, 1958-2018. Brimming with life force, generosity, humor, gravitas and a fountain of talent. “Reg E. Rest In Peace, Reg,” he wrote. “Reg Cathey, 1958-2018. Cathey went out of his way to help me nearly 30 years ago, and I am one of hundreds. The actor’s performance in House of Cards earned him three Emmy Awards nominations in Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series category, that includes a win in 2015. His legacy is a portrait of the courageous, open hearted generosity that all good work comes from,” he wrote. Loved by everyone lucky enough know him and work with him. pic.twitter.com/p9DXFgDevP
— Beau Willimon (@BeauWillimon) February 9, 2018

Reg E. 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. 2018-02-10T10:44:11+00:00″>
Published: February 10, 2018 10:44 am

Reg E Cathey’s death was announced by The Wire creator David Simon. House of Cards creator Beau Willimon also paid his tribute on the micro-blogging site, alongside a photo of the actor. Brimming with life force, generosity, humor, gravitas and a fountain of talent. Loved by everyone lucky enough know him and work with him. Reg’s death was announced on Twitter by The Wire creator David Simon. Related News
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— David Simon (@AoDespair) February 9, 2018

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— chris bauer (@realchrisbauer) February 10, 2018
Fellow The Wire actor Chris Bauer, who played the role of Frank Sobotka in the HBO crime drama, wrote how the late actor assisted him. His legacy is a portrait of the courageous, open hearted generosity that all good work comes from. On wit alone, he could double any man over and leave him thinking. Rest In Peace, Reg. Cathey went out of his way to help me nearly 30 years ago, and I am one of hundreds. Reg, your memory is a great blessing,” he wrote. He will be greatly missed. Reg, your memory is a great blessing.