Lance Reddick Receives Touching Tribute as 1 of His Final Roles Airs 10 Months After Sudden Death at 60

Reddick made a posthumous appearance on the season 1 finale of 'Percy Jackson and The Olympians', which he filmed before his unexpected death last March

<p>Disney/David Bukach</p> Lance Reddick on

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Lance Reddick on 'Percy Jackson and The Olympians'.

Lance Reddick's Percy Jackson and The Olympians colleagues took a moment to honor him as fans saw one of his final moments on screen less than a year after his sudden death at age 60.

Prior to his death, the prolific actor had worked on the teen show's first season finale, which dropped on Disney+ this week. The episode featured an extensive scene with lead Walker Scobell, who plays Greek god Zeus.

Following the finale's conclusion, a title card reads, "In loving memory of Lance Reddick."

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Reddick was found dead in his home on March 17, 2023, not long after production on Percy Jackson and The Olympians wrapped. Per IMDb, it was one of his final roles, which also includes upcoming appearances in Shirley and Ballerina.

TMZ obtained a copy of Reddick's death certificate on April 6 and reported that his cause of death was determined to be ischemic heart disease and atherosclerotic coronary artery disease.

His family then questioned the findings, with Reddick's attorney James Hornstein sharing a statement with PEOPLE: "I have represented Lance Reddick for many years and continue to represent his wife Stephanie. The coroner statement on the death certificate is not a result of an autopsy. No autopsy was performed on Lance. To my knowledge, no medical examination of Lance during his lifetime ever indicated such conditions."

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"Lance was the most physically fit person I've ever known," Hornstein continued. "He exercised daily at his home gym, including extensive cardio work, and the availability of gym facilities was a contractual requirement for his work away from home. He ate as if a dietician was monitoring his every meal. The information appearing on the death certificate is wholly inconsistent with his lifestyle."

The statement concluded, "On behalf of Stephanie Reddick, the death certificate information is not corroborated and is inconsistent with the facts known to the family."

Related: Lance Reddick's Wife Stephanie Says He 'Was Taken from Us Far Too Soon' in Tribute After His Death

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Todd Williamson/Getty

At the time of his death, the actor's reps shared a statement that read: "Acclaimed actor Lance Reddick passed away suddenly this morning from natural causes."

"Lance was best known for his roles in The Wire, Bosch, Netflix's Resident Evil and the John Wick films," the statement continued. "He is survived by his wife Stephanie Reddick and children Yvonne Nicole Reddick and Christopher Reddick. Lance will be greatly missed. Please respect his family's privacy at this time."

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Season 1 of Percy Jackson and the Olympians can be streamed in full on Disney+.

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