​'House of Cards' Actor Reg E. Cathey Dies at 59

​'House of Cards' Actor Reg E. Cathey Dies at 59
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Reg E. Cathey has passed away, following a battle with cancer. He was 59 years old.
 
Cathey was perhaps best known for his roles as Freddy Hayes on House of Cards and Norman Wilson on The Wire, winning an Emmy for the latter in 2015.
 
Throughout his career, he also appeared in series like Law & Order, 30 Rock, Grimm and Oz, as well as many films.
 
House of Cards distributors Netflix issued a statement on Friday (February 9), saying staff were heartbroken by the news of Cathey's death. It read, "Reg was the kindest man, the most giving actor, a true gentlemen. Our sympathy goes to his family."
 
A number of other colleagues and admirers have also expressed their sympathies for the late actor. Read a selection of tributes from social media below.