February, 23, 2024
Brooklyn Nine-Nine Star Andre Braugher Dies at 61

Brooklyn Nine-Nine Star Andre Braugher Dies at 61

Infostani Sources- Andre Braugher, renowned for his roles as Captain Raymond Holt in the popular comedy series Brooklyn Nine-Nine and as Detective Frank Pembleton in Homicide: Life on the Street, passed away at the age of 61, following a brief illness, as confirmed by his publicist on Monday.

Braugher rose to fame with his distinctive deep voice and gained recognition for his portrayal of the tenacious Detective Frank Pembleton in the NBC drama Homicide: Life on the Street, which aired from 1992 to 1998. He earned an Emmy in 1998 for his compelling performance in the series.

However, it was his deadpan portrayal of Captain Raymond Holt in Brooklyn Nine-Nine that catapulted him to widespread fame. Over eight seasons, he appeared alongside Andy Samberg, winning two Critics Choice Awards for best-supporting actor in a comedy series and receiving four Emmy nominations for his role as the precinct’s no-nonsense, Black and gay boss.

Andre Braugher: Legacy of a Pioneering Actor and Advocate

Brooklyn Nine-Nine Star Andre Braugher Dies at 61

Born in Chicago in 1962 as the youngest of four children, Braugher studied theatre on a Stanford scholarship before attending the Juilliard School for Drama. His acting career took off with his first film role in 1989’s Glory. Playing a Union soldier in one of the American Civil War’s earliest African-American regiments, which earned three Oscars.

Throughout his three-decade career, Braugher showcased his talent in various television roles. Including revivals of classic crime series like Kojak and notable performances in projects like Thief. For which he won his second Emmy in 2006.

He spoke candidly about the challenges of portraying police on television in a 2020 interview. Emphasizing the need to collectively address the pervasive myths perpetuated by cop shows.

Many former colleagues, including Terry Crews and Chelsea Peretti from Brooklyn Nine-Nine. Shared heartfelt tributes on social media, expressing gratitude for Braugher’s wisdom, kindness, and talent. His impact on the entertainment industry was evident in the outpouring of grief and remembrances from fellow actors and creatives. Andre Braugher is survived by his wife, actor Ami Brabson, their three sons, and other family members.