Brooklyn Nine-Nine Star Andre Braugher’s Shocking Passing at 61

The entertainment world is in mourning following the sudden death of beloved actor Andre Braugher. The two-time Emmy Award winner, best known for his roles in “Homicide: Life on the Street” and “Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” passed away on Monday, December 12, 2023, at the age of 61.

Braugher’s death was confirmed by his longtime publicist, Jennifer Allen, who stated that he passed away after a brief illness. The cause of death has not yet been revealed.

The news of Braugher’s passing has sent shockwaves through the entertainment industry and among fans. Tributes have been pouring in from friends, colleagues, and fans, praising his talent, humor, and dedication to his craft.

“He was a brilliant actor and a wonderful person. He will be deeply missed,” said Andy Samberg, Braugher’s co-star on “Brooklyn Nine-Nine.”

“The world has lost a giant. Andre Braugher was one of the greatest actors of our time,” said Terry Crews, another co-star on “Brooklyn Nine-Nine.”

“I am heartbroken to hear of the passing of Andre Braugher. He was a phenomenal actor and a good friend. I will miss him dearly,” said Viola Davis, who co-starred with Braugher in “How to Get Away with Murder.”

A Legacy of Excellence

Braugher had a prolific career spanning over 30 years, appearing in a wide variety of film and television roles. He is best known for his portrayal of Detective Frank Pembleton on “Homicide: Life on the Street,” a role that earned him two Emmy Awards.

In recent years, Braugher gained a new generation of fans for his role as Captain Raymond Holt on the critically acclaimed comedy series “Brooklyn Nine-Nine.” His portrayal of the stoic and serious captain earned him widespread praise and two additional Emmy nominations.

Beyond the Screen

Beyond his acting career, Braugher was a passionate advocate for diversity and inclusion in Hollywood. He was a vocal critic of the lack of opportunities for Black actors and actresses and used his platform to champion change.

Braugher was also a devoted husband and father. He is survived by his wife, Ami Brabson, and their two children.

A Light Extinguished Too Soon

Andre Braugher’s death is a significant loss to the entertainment industry. He was a gifted actor, a powerful voice for change, and a beloved friend to many. He will be deeply missed.

In addition to his work on “Homicide: Life on the Street” and “Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” Braugher also appeared in several other notable films and television shows, including:

Glory (1989)
Thief (1981)
Get Shorty (1995)
Men of a Certain Age (2009-2011)
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (2016-2018)
Braugher’s legacy will undoubtedly live on through his body of work and the countless lives he touched. He was a true icon of the entertainment industry, and he will be remembered as a giant among men.

Here are some additional details about Andre Braugher’s life and career:

Born: July 1, 1962, Chicago, Illinois
Education: Stanford University
Spouse: Ami Brabson (m. 1991)
Children: Michael and Noah
Awards: Two Emmy Awards, two Critics’ Choice Awards, four NAACP Image Awards

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