House of Cards actor Reg E Cathey dies

Emmy-award winning House of Cards star Reg E Cathey has died aged 59 (File).
Emmy-award winning House of Cards star Reg E Cathey has died aged 59 (File).

Actor Reg E Cathey, who played Freddy on the TV drama House of Cards and appeared in The Wire, has died aged 59.

Known for his distinctive baritone voice, Reginald Eugene Cathey began acting in 1984 in a television movie called A Doctor's Story.

He guest-starred on numerous television shows, playing Norman Wilson in seasons four and five of The Wire as well as in Grimm, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, House of Cards, and Outcast.

Cathey won an Emmy for outstanding guest actor in a drama series in 2015 for his work on House of Cards.

Australian Associated Press