Brooklyn Nine-Nine star Andre Braugher dies aged 61

Dec 13, 2023 0 comments


In a somber turn of events, acclaimed actor Andre Braugher, celebrated for his iconic roles in "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" and "Homicide: Life on the Street," has passed away at the age of 61. The news of his demise, which occurred on Monday, was confirmed by his longtime representative, Jennifer Allen, citing a brief illness.

Braugher's indelible mark on the entertainment industry included a poignant portrayal of Captain Raymond Holt in the beloved police sitcom "Brooklyn Nine-Nine." His versatility and depth as an actor were further evident in his role as Detective Frank Pembleton on the NBC drama "Homicide: Life on the Street," a performance that earned him an Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series in 1998.

The actor's Emmy accolades didn't stop there; in 2006, Braugher secured a second Emmy for his role as heist crew leader Nick Atwater in the FX mini-series "Thief."

Andre Braugher, best known for his role as Captain Raymond Holt on "Brooklyn Nine-Nine," had a successful comeback in his career with the sitcom. His serious demeanor, mixed with humor, made Captain Holt a memorable character. Holt, the no-nonsense, openly gay captain of the 99th Precinct, appeared in 153 episodes over eight seasons, becoming Braugher's longest-running role. In the show, Holt faced challenges with higher-ups in the NYPD while being a role model for his precinct's detectives. This character showcased Braugher's talent and played a significant role in the show's popularity.


Born in Chicago on July 1, 1962, Braugher's journey to stardom began with a scholarship to Stanford University, where he graduated with a BA in theatre in 1984. His rich career saw him traverse both film and television, with notable appearances in the critically acclaimed "Glory" in 1989, and later in recurring roles on "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" and the TNT series "Men of a Certain Age."

Braugher's contributions extended to the final season of Paramount+'s legal drama "The Good Fight," where he played the role of showman lawyer Ri’Chard Lane alongside Christine Baranski and Audra McDonald.

As fans and the entertainment industry mourn the loss of a talented and versatile actor, Braugher's legacy will undoubtedly endure through the characters he brought to life on screen.

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