Andre Braugher dead aged 61: Brooklyn Nine-Nine star dies after ‘brief illness’

Andre Braugher, the star of Brooklyn Nine-Nine and Homicide: Life On The Street, has died at the age of 61, his publicist has said.

The two-time Emmy winning actor starred as Captain Raymond Holt in US comedy Brooklyn Nine-Nine alongside Andy Samberg, playing New York police officers in Brooklyn’s fictional 99th Precinct. Braugher died on Monday after a brief illness, his publicist Jennifer Allen told the PA news agency.

He received an Emmy in 1998 for oustanding lead actor in a drama series for his role as Detective Frank Pembleton in Homicide: Life On The Street – which ran from 1993 until 1999. The actor met his wife Ami Brabson during his time on the US drama, and they later had three children.

Braugher later won an Emmy Award in 2006 for outstanding performance by a lead actor in a mini-series for his starring role in Thief, where he played professional burglar Nick Atwater.

During his established career, Braugher was nominated for 11 Emmy Awards – four of which were for his role in Brooklyn Nine-Nine which first aired in 2013 and ended after eight seasons in 2021.

He later won an Emmy Award for outstanding performance by a lead actor in a mini-series for his starring role in Thief, where he played professional burglar Nick Atwater.

His break-out role was in the 1990 film Glory directed by Ed Zwick, alongside Hollywood stars Matthew Broderick, Morgan Freeman and Denzel Washington.

Braugher most recently starred in She Said, the biographical drama which sees Carey Mulligan and Zoe Kazan play the investigative journalists who broke the Harvey Weinstein story.

He played Dean Baquet, the New York Times executive editor who oversaw the two reporters.

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