Lance Reddick Destiny 2 Played Before Passed Away One Last Journey
After Lance Reddick’s untimely de@th at age 60, Destiny fans were left to deal with losing the game’s central figure and outpouring online expressions of condolence and tribute. The John Wick 4 and Bosch actor was a major admirer and player of Destiny 2, as proven by some of his final encounters with the game online.
Gamers quickly noticed that Reddick’s Destiny 2 handle, idontcare789#7678, went live the night before he passed away from natural causes last week. A fan’s comments about Zavala, the stoic commander he voices in the game, were the subject of the actor’s most recent liked tweet.
Reddick has completed almost the new Lightfall campaign, with only the final boss fighting against Calus. His wife, Stephanie Reddick, made a statement on his Twitter account, explicitly criticizing Destiny players. “Lance loved you as much as he loved the game,” she gushed.
Reddick has never been bashful in sharing his enthusiasm for the sport and its fans. He told Polygon last year-
“Although I play Destiny almost every day (I’m even part of a clan now), once I’ve played through each iteration of the game, as time goes on, I kind of forget about the story and just focus on powering up and getting cool weapons and grinding through playlists. “At the end of the day, I’m just a big fan who also happens to voice one of the characters.”
Other Bungie developers told anecdotes about how Reddick wasn’t like many A-list performers who voice a few lines, take a paycheck, and never return. At the same time, other Destiny 2 players spent Friday(17 March 2023) and the weekend gathered around Zavala to pay their respects. Before the release of Destiny 2, product lead Blake Battle and a few other developers guided Reddick through the first game’s Wrath of the Machine raid.
“On the final encounter, going into the last DPS phase, we had an untimely de@th that caused a little chaos, and Lance ended up needing to jump from the back of the room, glide onto Aksis’ back to stun him before the wipe.”
“He pulled it off and we cleared the raid. The excitement in his voice after our clear was palpable. The whole run he was kind, sociable, and patient. He talked to us like he was just some guy from LFG looking for a chill group. The kind of person you’d want to add to your friends list to play with again sometime.”
Reddick, a mainstay on several hit shows over two decades, routinely laughed with fans, discussing his role in the front and the game and the broader pop culture surrounding both. Reddick stayed on Destiny long after other significant names had left—whether due to poor reviews or because they had to feature in The Rookie—because he was a steady presence like Zavala.
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One of the actor’s many strengths that keeps being brought up by me and others is his ability to make even the most outlandish dialogue and plot points appear entirely natural and urgent. Reddick was the ideal choice for a media that openly admits it has trouble being taken seriously in the face of many stories about space marines, magical prophecies, and zombie parasites.
Several gamers of Destiny 2 are thinking about how the game may pay tribute to him in the wake of his selfless contribution. Long has it been believed that Zavala might have to make the ultimate sacrifice to stave off dangerous foes.
He handed out “Spoiler Alert” sidearms to gamers years ago with the foreboding flavor text, “Someone is going to die.” We can only hope that Bungie handles Zavala’s demise with the same ease and grace that Reddick would have shown.
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