Reg Cathey, who won an Emmy for his portrayal of Freddy Hayes on House of Cards, has just passed away following a battle with cancer, according to Variety.
Fans of Cathey's amazing work onscreen and in the theater are offering their condolences.
Reg Cathey, 1958-2018. Not only a fine, masterful actor -- but simply one of the most delightful human beings with whom I ever shared some long days on set. On wit alone, he could double any man over and leave him thinking. Reg, your memory is a great blessing. pic.twitter.com/OHEUbAhTg0— David Simon (@AoDespair) February 9, 2018
Cathey touched every corner of the entertainment world.
He will be dearly missed.
The actor was able to find the humanity in any character.
RIP Reg Cathey, a performer of immense gravity even when playing something as ridiculous as Dirty Dee.— The Dread Pirate Steve Carlson (@LCosgrove) February 10, 2018
Actors who worked with Cathey have many fond memories of him:
I worked with Reg once - one of my first plays, and he gave me a piece of advice that really stuck with me for some reason. No exaggeration, I think I've thought of him once on every job since. I guess it's impossible to predict one's impact. Thank you, Reg. https://t.co/Dw95BqOQIE— John Cho (@JohnTheCho) February 10, 2018
RIP, Mr. Cathey. Thank you for your incredible work.