Reg E. Cathy, actor from House of Cards, dead at 59

The actor passed away after a battling lung cancer.

February 09, 2018
Reg E. Cathy, actor from <i>House of Cards</i>, dead at 59 Reg E. Cathey at The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks premiere at SVA Theater on April 18, 2017 in New York City. Dimitrios Kambouris / Getty Images  

Reg E. Cathy, an actor known for starring roles on iconic television shows like The Wire and House of Cards, passed away on Friday. According to TMZ Cathy succumbed to a battle with lung cancer. He was 59 years old when he passed away in New York surrounded by loved ones.

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Cathy's career spanned over 30 years, and included roles in everything from Law and Order: SVU to The Mask.

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Reg E. Cathy, actor from House of Cards, dead at 59