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'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' Actor Andre Braugher Dies at 61

Dec. 12, 2023

LOS ANGELES – “Brooklyn Nine-Nine" actor Andre Braugher died Monday from lung cancer. He was 61.

The veteran actor died just a few months after he was diagnosed with the disease, his representative said Thursday. The 61-year-old died Monday. At the time, his representative Jennifer Allen had released a short statement saying that Braugher had died from a brief illness.

Braugher, who was best known for his roles as police detective Frank Pembleton in "Homicide: Life on the Street" and as Capt. Raymond Holt on NBC’s “Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” starring Andy Samberg.

He won an Emmy in 1998 for outstanding lead actor in a drama series for his role in "Homicide: Life on the Street.”

In a statement released Tuesday, NBC Entertainment remembered Braugher as an "actor that others in the profession would always aspire to be."

Braugher is also known for his role in the iconic Civil War feature film "Glory" in 1989, starring Matthew Broderick as a young Army officer in charge of a all-black regiment. Braugher also starred "Law & Order: SVU," "The Good Fight," "Last Resort," "House" and many others. He was nominated for Emmy Awards 11 times throughout his career and won twice.

He is survived by his wife, Ami Brabson, also an actor on “Homicide: Life on the Street,” and three sons.


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