Emmy-winning actor and star of 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' dies at 61

Written by Jeppe W

Dec.13 - 2023 4:23 PM CET

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Andre Braugher, the acclaimed American actor celebrated for his role as Captain Raymond Holt in the hit sitcom 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine,' has passed away at the age of 61 after a brief illness, as reported by Entertainment Weekly.

Braugher, whose acting career spanned several decades, made an indelible mark on television and film. He first gained prominence with his film debut in 1989's Civil War drama 'Glory' and went on to cement his reputation with a leading role in the 1990s crime series 'Homicide: Life on the Street' (referred to in the original text as 'Drabsafdelingen').

His portrayal of the stoic and principled police captain in 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' won him a special place in the hearts of viewers worldwide. Braugher appeared in all 153 episodes of the series, which aired from 2013 to 2021, bringing depth and humor to the beloved character.

Beyond his iconic role in 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine,' Braugher demonstrated his versatility through various roles in series like 'BoJack Horseman,' 'House,' and 'The Good Fight,' as well as in Hollywood films such as 'She Said,' 'Salt,' and 'The Mist.'

Braugher's outstanding performances earned him considerable acclaim, including 11 Emmy nominations. He won two Emmy Awards for his performances in 'Homicide: Life on the Street' and the miniseries 'Thief' in 1998 and 2006, respectively.

He leaves behind a legacy of powerful performances that have significantly contributed to television and film. Braugher is survived by his wife and three sons, who will carry forward his memory and the impact of his remarkable career.

Watch his highlights from Brooklyn-Nine-Nine right here: