Famed actor Lance Reddick’s cause of death has reportedly been revealed. According to the late actor’s death certificate, obtained by TMZ, Reddick passed away from heart and artery disease.
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More Details Regarding Lance Reddick’s Reported Cause Of Death
According to TMZ, Reddick’s death certificate lists his immediate cause as “Ischemic Heart Disease.” As well as “Atherosclerotic Coronary Artery Disease.”
Ischemic Heart Disease is also referred to as coronary artery disease or coronary heart disease. Furthermore, it “is the term given to heart problems caused by narrowed heart (coronary) arteries that supply blood to the heart muscle.”
The disease is explained further via the National Library of Medicine.
“Although the narrowing can be caused by a blood clot or by constriction of the blood vessel, most often it is caused by buildup of plaque, called atherosclerosis. When the blood flow to the heart muscle is completely blocked, the heart muscle cells die, which is termed a heart attack or myocardial infarction.”
According to the National Library of Medicine, most people with early onset of the disease “do not experience symptoms or limitation of blood flow.” However, if the disease is left untreated, “symptoms may occur” and can be heightened during periods of “exercise or emotional stress, when the demand for the oxygen carried by the blood increases.”
Atherosclerotic Coronary Artery Disease also refers to the “buildup of fats, cholesterol, and other substances in and on the artery walls,” as per the Mayo Clinic.
The buildup is called plaque, and the plaque can cause the arteries to also become narrow and block blood flow. Despite the disease being considered a “heart problem,” it can also impact arteries “anywhere in the body.”
Additionally, the document reportedly states that the late actor “was to be cremated.”
Lance Reddick Was Reportedly Discovered By His Wife
As The Shade Room previously reported, Lance Reddick passed away on Friday, March 17. According to TMZ, the 60-year-old actor was discovered collapsed in his backyard by his wife Stephanie.
On March 18, Stephanie Reddick took to the actor’s official Instagram account to share her grief with the world and his adoring fans.
“Lance was taken from us far too soon. Thank you for all your overwhelming love, support and beautiful stories shared on these platforms over the last day. I see your messages and can’t begin to express how grateful I am to have them…”
According to PEOPLE, the late actor’s representatives also shared a statement after his death was made public on March 17.
“Acclaimed actor Lance Reddick passed away suddenly this morning from natural causes. Lance was best known for his roles in ‘The Wire,’ ‘Bosch,’ Netflix’s ‘Resident Evil,’ and the ‘John Wick’ films. He is survived by his wife Stephanie Reddick and children Yvonne Nicole Reddick and Christopher Reddick. Lance will be greatly missed. Please respect his family’s privacy at this time.”
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