“House of Cards” star Reg E. Cathey has passed away at the age of 59 due to cancer.

He died at his home in New York, according to BBC. The actor is best known for his role as rib shack owner Freddy Hayes in the Netflix political drama “House of Cards.” His back-street BBQ joint is frequented by lead character, Frank Underwood (Kevin Spacey).

Cathey is best remembered by show creator Beau Willimon as “one of a kind, brimming with life force, generosity, humour, gravitas and a fountain of talent.”

“Loved by everyone lucky enough to know him and work with him. He will be greatly missed. Rest In Peace, Reg,” Willimon added.

Netflix also released a statement stating that everyone from the network is “heartbroken” by Cathey’s passing. “Reg was the kindest man, the most giving actor, a true gentlemen. Our sympathy goes to his family,” the statement read.

Even “The Kingsman” actor Samuel L. Jackson offered a tribute to Cathey on Instagram as he described the late actor as a “brilliant actor, humourist and friend.”

Aside from “House of Cards,” Cathey is well known for his role as the political operative Norman Wilson from “The Wire.”

Show creator David Simon lovingly described Cathey as “a fine, masterful actor” and “one of the most delightful human beings.”

It’s sad to think that Cathey will no longer be seen in “House of Cards,” but the political drama is already gearing up for its sixth and final season due to the sexual harassment scandals that have followed Spacey since last year.

He was accused by “Star Trek: Discovery” actor Anthony Rapp of sexual misconduct dating back to 1986. At the time, Rapp was only 14 while Spacey was 26.

Spacey claimed to have no memory of the sexual assault, although he apologized to Rapp and later came out as a gay man. Following Rapp’s confession, several others came forward and accused Spacey of sexual assault.