In a report from TMZ, Reg died at his home in NY surrounded by his friends and family after a long battle with lung cancer. Due to his work on House of Cards, Cathey won an Emmy for Outstanding Guest Actor in 2015.
He was raised in West Germany.
David also commented on his capacity for wit, a talent that could leave any man thinking.
Cathey was born in Hunstville, Ala., studied theater at the University of MI and Yale School of Drama, and never looked back. "Reg, your memory is a great blessing", read a tribute Simon wrote on Twitter Friday evening.
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Beau Willimon, who created "House of Cards", said in a Twitter post that the actor "will be greatly missed". - Picture via Facebook/Reg E CatheyLOS ANGELES, Feb 10 - Actor Reg E Cathey passed away today, reported TMZ.
In his spare time, Cathey was known to play the baritone saxophone.
Reg played Freddy, owner of Francis Underwood's fave BBQ joint on "House of Cards".
"The Wire" creator David Simon was the first to report his death, tweeting that Cathey was "not only a fine, masterful actor - but simply one of the most delightful human beings with whom I ever shared some long days on set". Loved by everyone lucky enough know him and work with him.