“Paying Respects to Lance Reddick in Destiny 2: A Tribute by Gamers”
Destiny 2 players are taking to The Tower in game to pay their respects to actor Lance Reddick, who died today (March 17) aged 60, reportedly of natural causes.
The actor played Commander Zavala in the series, the vanguard for the game’s Titan class. As the character is stationed in the game’s social space, The Tower, players have been visiting the character to pay their respects.
Zavala was a central character in the Destiny universe. In the original game, Zavala was tucked away in the Tower’s war room. He’s a quiet character, familiar with Titan players for stoically dishing out class-specific armour. Later, he was given more story beats and became a favourite for many players.
Which explains why all across social media, players are posting images taken from their instance of The Tower, each of which seems to be packed with Guardians crowding around Commander Zavala and either sitting with or saluting the character.
So many guardians saluting our commander#PS5Share, #Destiny2 pic.twitter.com/xNkivzmoGf
— Sarathûn (@SarahWellock84) March 17, 2023
Rest in Peace Commander Zavala.
No holding back tears guardians. pic.twitter.com/WDI7QNHCxd
— Ghassan Finge 🇪🇺 (@MiloshTheMedic) March 17, 2023
our commander, always. pic.twitter.com/Kc1tbnLaOg
— Liana Ruppert 🔜 GDC (@DirtyEffinHippy) March 17, 2023
Went to the tower in Destiny 2 to see Zavala, it’s good to see I wasn’t the only one.
RIP Lance Reddick pic.twitter.com/52uR7yTmOk
— MoggleMage🔜FF Fanfest 2023 (@MoggleMage) March 17, 2023
The Destiny 2 subreddit has also been filled with players coming to pay their respects.
“I loaded into the tower to go salute Zavala and was happy to see a lot of people crowded around Zavala just sitting nearby some coming to salute with an emote then leave , yall made me feel good about this community and it makes me happy seeing everyone paying respects,” said one poster.
“Voice actors have come and gone from this game but Lance stuck around from the beginning. He was a true treasure to this community and the many others who have seen him elsewhere,” added another.
In addition to his career in film and TV, Reddick was a familiar voice to many gamers. In addition to voice work in Destiny, Destiny 2 and each game’s respective DLC’s, he also appeared in John Wick Hex, Quantum Break, and even 50 Cent: Blood on the Sand.
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