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'House of Cards' & 'The Wire' Legend Reg E. Cathey Has Died After Cancer Battle

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One of the acting world's most talented stars has passed away.  "House of Cards" star Reg E. Cathey loses his battle with cancer.  Full story inside...


He made us go on a hunt for Freddy's BBQ in real life, and had everyone engulfed in "The Wire" - as the Mayor's aide - on a different level.  Now, the talented Reg E. Cathy has passed away at age 59.

TMZ broke the sad news Friday reveaing the Emmy Award winning actor had been battling cancer.

The beloved actor passed away at his home in New York, surrounded by friends and family. We're told he'd been battling lung cancer.

Reg's career spanned 30+ years, and included major or influential roles in "Oz", Fantastic Four, "S.W.A.T." and more.

Reg's longtime close friend and "The Wire" creator David Simon poured out his heart on Twitter saying:


What a life.  We're all lucky to have witnessed such a powerful talent on our screens.

Here's a glimpse at the intense "Freddy" mixing it up with Francis Underwood on HOC:



Photo: Getty

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