Actor Andre Braugher of Brooklyn Nine-Nine fame dies at 61

Actor Andre Braugher of 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' and 'Homicide' fame died on Monday, December 11. The two-time Emmy winner was 61 and had been suffering from a 'brief illness' for the past few months. Since his death was a big shock to his fans, online netizens are now remembering his role as Captain Raymond Holt.
The actor was primarily known for his role in 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' but rose to fame with his performance as Detective Frank Pembleton in 'Homicide: Life on the Street'. The actor also received an Emmy Award for his performance in 1998. However, fans became fans of Raymond Holt in season eight after seeing his performance in 'Homicide'.

For his exceptional comedic performance, the latter won two Critics' Choice Awards for Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series. The late actor also received four Emmy nominations. Andre Braugher was recently seen in the New York Times drama She Said. The series talks about the Harvey Weinstein scandal.

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Braugher graduated from the prestigious Stanford University and attended the Juilliard School in the drama division. Andre's first screen role was in 'Glory', where he played Thomas Searles, a Union soldier. He was a free black man who joined the first black regiment. He was then seen as a sidekick in the TV movie revival of 'Kojak', and then played the lead role in 'Homicide: Life on the Street'.

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Some of his famous works include 'City of Angels', 'Frequency', 'Poseidon', 'Duets', 'The Mist', 'Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer', 'The Gambler' and 'Salt'.

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In the film, he played Dean Baquet, executive editor of The New York Times. The actor also made his directorial debut in the trilogy, 'Love Songs' and also acted in the film. Born on July 1, 1962, in Chicago, Andre Braugher is survived by his actor-wife Ami Brabson and their three sons Michael, Isaiah and John Wesley.

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