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Andre Braugher facts: Cause of death, age, net worth, wife and children revealed

Andre Braugher was an Emmy-winning American actor and producer who died on December 12, 2023.

Andre Braugher is best known for starring as Detective Frank Pembleton on “Homicide: Life on the Street” (1993–1999), Owen Thoreau Jr. on “Men of a Certain Age” (2009–2011), and Captain Raymond Holt on “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” (2013–2021), and he played Corporal Thomas Searles in the 1989 film “Glory.”

Andre has more than 60 acting credits to his name, including the films “Primal Fear” (1996), “City of Angels” (1998), “Frequency” (2000), “Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer” (2007), “The Mist” (2007), and “Salt” (2010), the TV movie “The Tuskegee Airmen” (1995), and the television series “Gideon’s Crossing” (2000–2001), “Hack” (2002–2004), “House” (2009–2012), “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” (2011–2015), and “Last Resort” (2012–2013).

He also executive produced the 2002 TV movie “10,000 Black Men Named George” and the 2012 short “Rosita Lopez for President,” and he has lent his voice to the animated projects “Superman/Batman: Apocalypse” (2010), “Spirit Untamed” (2021), “Jackie Chan Adventures” (2000–2001), “Axe Cop” (2015), and “BoJack Horseman” (2017).

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Andre Braugher cause of death

According to his publicist Jennifer Allen, Andre Braugher died after a brief illness, but no specific cause of death has been publicly announced yet.

Following news of 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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Andre Braugher age

Andre Braugher, the Emmy-winning actor who starred in ‘Homicide’ and ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine,’ passed away on December 11, 2023, at the age of 61.

Braugher was born in Chicago on July 1, 1962, the youngest of four children born to Sally, a postal worker, and Floyd Braugher, a heavy equipment operator.

He was raised in the Austin neighborhood of Chicago’s West Side. He attended St.

Ignatius College Prep for high school, and earned a scholarship to attend Stanford University, where Braugher graduated with a BA in theatre in 1984.

He then attended the Juilliard School’s Drama Division, graduating in 1988.

Braugher made both his film and television debuts in 1989, appearing in the historical war drama “Glory” and the TV movies “Kojak: Ariana” and “Kojak: Fatal Flaw.”

“Glory” earned an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Motion Picture and a Golden Globe nomination for Best Motion Picture – Drama.

Andre Braugher net worth

Braugher’s net worth at the time of his death was estimated to be around $8 million.

He earned most of his wealth from his acting career, especially from his roles in TV shows such as Homicide: Life on the Street, Men of a Certain Age, and Brooklyn Nine-Nine.

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Andre Braugher and wife Ami Brabson

Andre Braugher wife

Andre Braugher’s wife was Ami Brabson, an actress who co-starred with him in Homicide: Life on the Street.

They tied the knot in 1991 and were blessed with three children. She survived him after he died on December 11, 2023, at the age of 61.

She is best known for her roles in Homicide: Life on the Street, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, and All My Children.

Andre Braugher children

Andre Braugher had three children with his wife Ami Brabson. Their names are John Wesley, Isaiah, and Michael.

They are all grown up now and have pursued different careers.

John Wesley has pursued a career in music, Isaiah has become a lawyer, and Michael has dedicated himself to teaching.


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