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Following the news, both studios have issued statements in memory of the veteran actor who played Commander Zavala in Destiny 2, and provided the voice and facial capture for Sylens in the Horizon franchise.
Bungies’s statement reads: “Lance Reddick was an iconic presence on screen, in Destiny, and most importantly, in person. His love for our community shined through in Commander Zabala in his uncompromising dedication to his craft, and out of the radiating kindness that touched those around him. To say he will be missed is a profound understatement, yet no less true.”
Reddick played Commander Zavala, the game’s most prominent NPC, since the release of Destiny. Reddick appeared in the game as recently as last month’s Lightfall expansion.
Horizon developers Guerrilla also released a statement.
“Thank you, Lance Reddick, for everything you’ve brought to the character of Sylens, for sharing y our infinite talent and wisdom with us, for your generous warmth and inimitable presence, and for your profound impact not just as part of our cast, but on our community. We were deeply honored to work with you. You will be missed. We extend our most heartfelt condolences to his loved ones.”
Reddick played Sylens in both Horizon: Zero Dawn and Horizon: Forbidden West. It’s unclear if he’ll appear in the upcoming expansion Horizon: Forbidden West Burning Shores.