Revealed: The Cause Behind Andre Braugher's Passing

Written by Henrik Rothen

Dec.14 - 2023 11:18 PM CET

Photo: Wikimedia Commons
Photo: Wikimedia Commons
The Cause Behind Andre Braugher's Passing.

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Andre Braugher, celebrated for his impactful roles in television and film, passed away on December 11 at the age of 61. His publicist, Jennifer Allen, confirmed to Entertainment Tonight that the cause of his death was lung cancer, a diagnosis he received a few months prior.

Braugher's passing has left a void in Hollywood, with many co-stars and friends paying their respects. Terry Crews, who worked alongside Braugher in 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine', expressed his deep sorrow and gratitude on social media.

He reminisced about the years spent with Braugher, praising his talent, wisdom, and friendship.

Shonda Rhimes, the creator of 'Grey's Anatomy', also took to Instagram to honor Braugher. She remembered him not only as an extraordinary actor but as a warm and kind soul whose presence was deeply felt in the industry.

Andre Braugher's journey in the entertainment world began with his first film role in the 1989 civil war drama 'Glory', where he starred alongside Matthew Broderick and Denzel Washington.

He gained widespread acclaim for his portrayal of Detective Frank Pembleton in 'Homicide: Life on the Street', a role that earned him two Television Critics Association Awards and an Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series.

In 2013, he took on the role of Captain Raymond Holt in the popular cop comedy 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine'.

Braugher is survived by his wife, Ami Brabson, and their three children. In his memory, donations can be made to the Classical Theatre of Harlem, where he served on the board.

Rest in Peace, Andre Braugher