‘House of Cards’, ‘Outcast’ Star Reg E. Cathey Dies at Age 59

Emmy award winning actor Reg E. Cathey passed away on Friday at the age of 59…

Reg E. Cathey — known for prominent roles in ‘House of Cards’ as well as ‘Outcast’ on Cinemax — has died at the age of 59.

There’s no word on the cause of death at this time.

Cathey is a veteran actor who has starred in numerous films and television shows including his Emmy winning stint as Freddy, the barbecue restaurant owner who befriends Francis Underwood (Kevin Spacey) during his run to the White House on ‘House of Cards’.

More recently, Cathey had become a featured cast member in the Cinemax series ‘Outcast’ based on the comic books by Robert Kirkman.

In addition to those two roles, Cathey had a memorable turn in the popular HBO series ‘The Wire’ as well as playing the warden on ‘Oz’. He also played a major role in the short lived FX boxing series ‘Lights Out’.

Cathey also acted in several prominent films including spots in ‘American Psycho’ as well as playing Dr. Franklin Storm in the 2015 reboot of the ‘Fantastic Four’.

Numerous friends and colleagues paid tribute to Cathey on Friday following the news of his passing.

 

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