Andre Braugher, who starred as Captain Raymond Holt in the hit comedy Brooklyn Nine-Nine and as Detective Frank Pembleton in Homicide: Life on the Street, has died aged 61.
The actor died on Monday after a brief illness, according to his management.
Braugher first came into the limelight on the NBC drama Homicide: Life on the Street, which ran from 1992 to 1998, winning an Emmy for his portrayal of Detective Frank Pembleton.
Captain Holt on the hit comedy Brooklyn Nine-Nine was what made him a household name as he joined a stellar cast led by Andy Samberg for eight seasons.
He won two Critics Choice Awards for best supporting actor in a comedy series and received four Emmy nominations for his performance as Holt.
Born in 1962 in Chicago as the youngest of four children, Braugher was a Juilliard School for drama graduate.
Braugher won his second Emmy for the 2006 miniseries Thief, in which he starred as the leader of a heist.
In a three-decade career, he was nominated for an Emmy a total of 11 times.
Many former co-stars of Braugher shared tributes on social media.
Braugher’s Brooklyn Nine-Nine co-star Terry Crews wrote ‘I’m honored to have known you, laughed with you, worked with you and shared 8 glorious years watching your irreplaceable talent. This hurts.’
‘You left us too soon. You taught me so much. I will be forever grateful for the experience of knowing you. Thank you for your wisdom, your advice, your kindness and your friendship. Deepest condolences to your wife and family in this difficult time. You showed me what a life well lived looks like.’
Fellow Brooklyn Nine-Nine star Chelsea Peretti also posted. ‘Will miss your dulcet tones. Forever lucky to have gone on such a journey with you. Ringside seat.
“You were so funny to me and the epitome of still waters run deep. I will always cherish our conversations, often with me hanging in your doorway barring your exit, and the insane opportunity to be your sidekick.’
Marc Evan Jackson, who played Holt’s husband Kevin, posted a photo of the pair of them on set, writing ‘O Captain. My Captain.’
Braugher is survived by his wife and three sons.
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