Hollywood actor Andre Braugher died on Monday, December 11 at age 61, his representative Jennifer Allen confirmed his death to US entertainment.
Some reports also noted that the actor passed away due to a “recent illness” but details about his condition weren’t shared in the public.
Throughout his extensive 30-year career in the industry, Braugher earned 11 Emmy nominations and won two of them, securing his first win for outstanding performances in “Homicide: Life on the Street”.
Braugher secured his second Emmy in 2006 for his role in the FX miniseries “Thief,” contributing to a total of 11 Emmy nominations throughout his career.
Braugher gained prominence for his portrayal of Detective Frank Pembleton in the seven seasons of “Homicide: Life on the Street” and Captain Ray Holt in the eight seasons of “Brooklyn Nine-Nine.”
Following these series, Braugher continued to be highly sought after, featuring in the thriller “Primal Fear,” Spike Lee’s “Get on the Bus,” and the sci-fi thriller “Frequency.” Subsequently, he took on the lead role in his own series, “Gideon’s Crossing,” where he played a brilliant oncologist mentoring young doctors.
Teddy Crews, Braugher’s fellow actor in Brooklyn Nine-Nine, expressed his condolences and honored the late actor in a tribute on Instagram.
“Can’t believe you’re gone so soon. I’m honored to have known you, laughed with you, worked with you and shared 8 glorious years watching your irreplaceable talent. This hurts. You left us too soon,” Crews wrote.
“You taught me so much. I will be forever grateful for the experience of knowing you. 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.”it added.
Braugher showcased his professionalism over the course of his career, participating in stage productions with the New York Shakespeare Festival and lending his voice to the antagonist Darkseid in the animated “Superman/Batman: Apocalypse.
Braugher widowed his wife Ami Brabson, who was also his co-star in “Homicide: Life on the Street.” The couple has three children.