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House Of Cards Actor Reg E Cathey Dies Aged 59


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Actor Reg E Cathey has died aged 59.

The actor - best known for his roles in House of Cards and The Wire - passed away after battling lung cancer.

Cathey - whose full name was Reginald Eugene Cathey - played BBQ restaurant owner Freddy Hayes in House of Cards, in a role that earned him an Emmy for Outstanding Guest in 2015.

Over the course of a more than thirty year long career, he appeared in dozens of other TV shows and films, with his big screen appearances including the likes of 2015's Fantastic Four.

In 2009, he appeared as Red in a production of The Shawshank Redemption at The Gaiety Theatre in Dublin.

People from across the world of TV & film have been paying tribute to Cathey, including House of Cards creator Beau Willimon describing the performer as a 'fountain of talent'.

The Wire creator David Simon called him "one of the most delightful human beings with whom I ever shared some long days on set".


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