We are deeply saddened to announce the loss of celebrated actor Andre Braugher, who lost his battle with lung cancer on Monday, December 11, at the age of 61. His longtime publicist, Jennifer Allen, confirmed this news.
Having received the diagnosis only a few months ago, Braugher’s private struggle with lung cancer came to an end on December 11, following a brief period of illness. Recognized for his exceptional career, Braugher gained fame with two Emmy Awards for his performance in NBC’s “Homicide: Life on the Street” and later engaged audiences as Captain Ray Holt in the widely adored series “Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” which aired for eight seasons on NBC and FOX.
Braugher’s depiction of Captain Holt became a milestone for LGBTQIA+ representation in media, earning him two Emmy nominations. His impact extended beyond the screen, as seen in the heartfelt tributes from his “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” co-stars.
A compilation of some of Andre Braugher’s standout moments on ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ has been created to commemorate him following his tragic decease. pic.twitter.com/xzbmTs0zAr
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Melissa Fumero, who acted alongside Braugher, shared a touching message on Instagram, recalling the actor’s guidance, humor, and deep devotion to family. Co-star Marc Evan Jackson, who played Captain Holt’s TV spouse Kevin, conveyed his sincere condolences and lauded Braugher’s ability to elevate every moment.
Survived by his wife Ami Brabson, their three sons, brother Charles Jennings, and mother Sally Braugher, Andre Braugher leaves behind a legacy of unparalleled talent, benevolence, and significant contributions to the world of entertainment.
In commemoration of Andre Braugher’s legacy, the entertainment industry and global fans mourn the loss of a true icon.