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Andre Braugher cause of death: How did the Brooklyn Nine-Nine star die?

Andre Braugher, who starred in Brooklyn Nine-Nine and Homicide: Life On The Street, has died at the age of 61, his publicist confirmed.

The the two-time Emmy-winning actor’s passing on Monday caused an outpour of grief and condolences from fans across social media on Tuesday, when the news was released by his publicist.

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‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ Actor Andre Braugher Dies At 61

Who was Andre Braugher?

Andre Braugher was an actor who starred in a number of hit films and television series. Before Hollywood, he grew up in Chicago.

He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Stanford University. He went on to receive his Masters of Fine Arts from the Juilliard School in New York City.

He started his career in Hollywood by starring in television films before getting a starring role on Homicide: Life on the Street. He played Detective Frank Pembleton on the series from 1993 until 1998.

Meanwhile, he starred in a number of hit films including Glory, Primal Fear, City of Angels Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer, The Mist, Superman/Batman: Apocalypse and She Said.

However, Andre is beloved by fans for his portrayal of Captain Raymond Holt on the hit NBC series, Brooklyn Nine-Nine. The show also starred Andy Samberg and Terry Crews.

The series followed a NYPD detectives and their work. Andre played the boss of the other detectives. The series ended in 2021.

Since the series ended, Andre went on to play Ri’Chard Lane in The Good Fight and was slated to star in the upcoming Netflix series, The Residence.

He won two Emmy Awards – one for his role in Homicide; Life on Street and for the miniseries Thief.

His latest social media posts promoted a number of plays showing at Richard Rodgers Amphitheater, Marcus Garvey Park in New York City.

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Andre Braugher holds his Emmy AwardCredit: EPA

Andre Braugher cause of death: How did Andre Braugher die?

According to his publicist Jennifer Allen, Andre Braugher passed away after dealing with a “brief illness”. Further details about the illness were not immediately available.

Braugher was married for more than 30 years to his “Homicide” co-star Ami Brabson.

He is also survived by sons Michael, Isaiah and John Wesley, his brother Charles Jennings and his mother Sally Braugher.

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Andre Braugher and wife Ami Brabson

Tributes pours to Andre Braugher death

Following news of Andre Braugher’s passing, tributes began to pour out.

“Can’t believe you’re gone so soon,” Terry Crews began in a heartfelt Instagram post. The two were Brooklyn Nine-Nine costars.

“I’m honored to have known you, laughed with you, worked with you and shared 8 glorious years watching your irreplaceable talent,” Crews, 55, continued, adding how much the loss hurt.

“Thank you for your wisdom, your advice, your kindness and your friendship. Deepest condolences to your wife and family in this difficult time. You showed me what a life well lived looks like. Rest In Peace, Andre. I love you, man.”


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