NEW YORK CITY (CelebrityAccess) Reg. E. Cathey, 59, Emmy award-winning actor, died Feb . 9; circumstances were not known at press time but he was reportedly battling lung cancer.
The announcement came from David Simon, the creator of “The Wire.” Cathey portrayed Norman Wilson on the iconic HBO drama’s fourth and fifth seasons. He also portrayed Freddy Hayes on “House of Cards” which garnered him three consecutive Emmy nominations for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series including a win in 2015.
He also had roles in “Star Trek: The Next Generation,” “Oz,” “The Mask,” “Se7en,” and “Pootie Tang.” In 2009 he played the the role of “Red” Redding in the theatrical production of “The Shawshank Redemption” in London.
He is the only actor to work on all of Simon’s TV shows, according to TMZ.
Reg Cathey, 1958-2018. 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. pic.twitter.com/OHEUbAhTg0
— David Simon (@AoDespair) February 9, 2018