'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' fame Andre Braugher passes away at 61
Hollywood has bid farewell to the remarkable talent of Andre Braugher. His publicist, Jennifer Allen, confirmed that the Emmy-winning actor succumbed to a brief illness on Monday.
Published: Wednesday,Dec 13, 2023 05:17 AM GMT-07:00
Hollywood has bid farewell to the remarkable talent of Andre Braugher, a distinguished actor renowned for his compelling portrayal of police officer characters. Best known for his iconic roles in series like "Homicide: Life on The Street" and the beloved comedy "Brooklyn Nine-Nine," Braugher's passing at the age of 61 marks the end of a prolific career that spanned over three decades. His publicist, Jennifer Allen, confirmed that the Emmy-winning actor succumbed to a brief illness on Monday.
Braugher's legacy in the entertainment industry began to take root in 1989 when he starred alongside Denzel Washington in the critically acclaimed film "Glory." Over the years, he cemented his place with a versatile repertoire of roles, including working with Telly Savalas on "Kojak," showcasing his depth and skill as an actor. A graduate of Stanford University and Juilliard, Braugher's intellectual prowess and talent shone through in every performance.
One of the highlights of his career was his portrayal of the no-nonsense Capt. Raymond Holt in the comedy series "Brooklyn Nine-Nine," a role that earned him four Emmy nominations. In the wake of the Black Lives Matter movement in 2020, Braugher reflected on the societal impact of police-related storytelling in an interview with Variety. He expressed a profound realization of being immersed in a narrative that perpetuates certain myths about law enforcement. The actor, a two-time Emmy winner, acknowledged the need for a collective reassessment of the portrayal of police in media, emphasizing the responsibility of cop shows in shaping public perceptions.
Braugher's journey extended beyond the small and big screens. His commitment to the craft and social consciousness earned him 11 Emmy nominations, including a second win for his role in the 2006 miniseries "Thief." His upcoming project, the Netflix series "The Residence," hinted at his enduring impact and relevance in the industry.
The Chicago native leaves behind a legacy survived by his wife, Ami Brabson, and their children—John Wesley Braugher, Michael Braugher, and Isaiah Braugher. As the entertainment industry mourns the loss of a seasoned actor, Andre Braugher's profound contributions to film and television will undoubtedly be remembered as a testament to his enduring talent.