The Destiny 2 community has been mourning the passing of Lance Reddick, remembering him through tributes like flocking en masse to The Tower. And, according to Bungie, Reddick will continue to live on in more voicework for the game.
Reddick, who’s also known for his work in The Wire, Fringe, and the John Wick series (including this weekend’s John Wick: Chapter 4), voiced Commander Zavala in Destiny 2. Bungie followed up on its initial statement about Reddick’s passing in a blog post yesterday.
“The tributes that have poured in for Lance have been overwhelming; from endless heartfelt messages on social media to impromptu gatherings of respect in Zavala’s corner of the Tower, overlooking the Last City,” the blog read, in part. “As an actor, musician, gamer, and family man, the passion Lance brought to the things he loved was reflected in the eyes and hearts of all who loved him. For now, we will honor his presence through his performances yet to come in the game, and in the memories that will last us a lifetime.”
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Reddick, who died on March 17 at the age of 60, appeared in other games as well, voicing Sylens in Horizon Zero Dawn. And, as Bungie noted, he was an avid gamer himself, and was an active voice in the Destiny community (read our tribute to Reddick’s impact on the gaming community here).
In its initial statement, Bungie called Reddick “an iconic presence on screen, in Destiny, and most importantly, in person.”
“His love for our community shined through in Commander Zavala, in his uncompromising dedication to his craft, and out of the radiating kindess that touched those around him,” it went on. “To say he will be missed is a profound understatement, yet no less true.”
Alex Stedman is a Senior News Editor with IGN, overseeing entertainment reporting. When she’s not writing or editing, you can find her reading fantasy novels or playing Dungeons & Dragons.
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