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Andre Braugher, star of Homicide: Life on the StreetMen of a Certain Age, and Brooklyn Nine-Nine, has died. Braugher passed away on Monday at the age of 61 after a brief illness. The news was confirmed by Braugher’s publicist, Jennifer Allen. He leaves behind his wife, actress Ami Brabson, and their three sons, Michael, Isaiah, and John Wesley.

Braugher will be remembered for his Emmy-winning role as Detective Frank Pembleton in NBC’s Homicide: Life on the Street and as Captain Raymond Holt in Brooklyn Nine-Nine. Braugher debuted in films alongside Denzel Washington in the 1989 film, Glory.

How Did Andre Braugher Die?

According to Deadline, Andre Braugher was suffering from a brief illness. Further details about the illness were not immediately available. Born and raised in Chicago, Braugher’s parents were Sally Braugher, a postal worker, and Floyd Braugher, a heavy equipment operator. Braugher earned a scholarship to attend Stanford University and graduated with a BA in theatre. He also attended Juilliard’s Drama Division and earned an M.F.A.

He met his wife, Ami Barbson, on the set of Homicide: Life on the Street. His wife played a crucial part in encouraging him to take on the comedic role in Brooklyn Nine-Nine, as he was initially doubtful about the role. His wife assured him that he was funny and not being deceived. Barbson has also appeared in several roles in shows including Law & OrderLaw & Order: Special Victims Unit, and The Jury.

Despite his amazing career, Braugher always prioritized Barbson and their three children, Michael, Isaiah, and John Wesley. During the filming of Brooklyn Nine-Nine, which took place in Los Angeles, he flew home to New York to spend time with his family every weekend. He also shared a great relationship with his co-actors. Terry Crews, his co-star, took to Instagram to pay respects to Braugher.

Andre Braugher Will Be Remembered For His Outstanding Career

The Good Fight actor was set to appear next in the Netflix show, Residence. Having debuted as a sidekick detective in the television film series, Kojak, Braugher was subsequently cast as a ferocious detective in his breakout performance in Homicide: Life on the Street. The show ran from 1992 to 1998, and in 1998, Braugher won his first Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actor for the series.

Over the years, he was cast in several significant roles across movies and TV series. In 2006, he took on the role of a thief, Nick Atwater, in the FX mini-series Thief. The critically acclaimed show won him his second Emmy. Later, he also starred as a middle-aged anxiety-stricken dad in Men of a Certain Age. Braugher was nominated for two Emmy Awards in 2010 and 2011 for his performance on the series.

In his most recent stand-out performance, Braugher played the gay NYPD captain of the Nine-Nine precinct, Raymond Holt, in Brooklyn Nine-Nine. For his role, Andre Braugher earned four Primetime Emmy nominations for the Supporting Actor category. He also won two Critics Choice Awards for his performance in the series.

Braugher received the Golden Globes nod twice for his performances in Gideon’s Crossing and Thief.


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