BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Reg E. Cathey, known for his roles on “The Wire,” “House of Cards” and “Oz,” died Friday at the age of 59.

He won an Emmy in 2015 for outstanding guest actor in a drama series for “House of Cards,” which was filmed in Baltimore.

He also had roles in the “Fantastic Four,” “Tank Girl” and “S.W.A.T.,” along with roles in many television series.

David Simon, the creator the “The Wire,” first reported Cathey’s death on Twitter.

Carey was born in Huntsville, Alabama, and lived in Germany for part of his life. He reportedly died at his home in New York where he was surrounded by family and friends, according to TMZ.

His cause of death has not yet been determined. According to multiple reports, Cathey had been battling lung cancer.

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  1. APreachasKid says:

    Is he 52, 59 or 74? I’m confuse by this.

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