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'The Wire' and 'House of Cards' Star Reg Cathey Dead at 59

By TheBlast Staff

Reg Cathey — who appeared on shows like "The Wire" and "House of Cards" — has died. He was 59.

"The Wire" creator David Simon announced his passing on Twitter, writing, "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."

Cathey won an Emmy for outstanding guest actor in a drama series in 2015 for his work as Freddy on "House of Cards." On "The Wire," he played campaign manager Norman Wilson.

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