Andre Braugher who was the instant fan favorite, Captain Raymond Holt in the hit television series Brooklyn Nine-Nine passed away at the age of 61.
According to Variety, his publicist Jennifer Allen confirmed to the outlet that Braugher died on Monday, December 11 following a brief illness.
Everybody including his fans and fellows are in utter shock on the news of Braugher’s death, meanwhile, his co-stars from Brooklyn Nine Nine took to social media to grieve his death including; Terry Crews, Chelsea Peretti, Joe Lo Truglio and Joel McKinnon Miller.
Apart from the Fox/ABC American comedy series, he has performed in several other dramas and movies including Homicide: Life on the street, Man of a Certain Age, Glory, Outlaws, The Passengers, The Mist and A Better Way to Die.
His versatile performances have landed him more than 100 TV and film credits and garnered him two coveted Emmy awards and 11 nominations in several categories throughout his career spanning over three decades and five years.
Braugher first hit the screens by playing a detective opposite Telly Savalas in a row of Kojak Telefilms, just between that time he was signed for a key role in Edward Zwick’s 1989 civil war-set film Glory to feature on the big screen alongside Matthew Broderick.
His performance led to his widely acclaimed role in the 1990s NBS drama Homicide: Life on the Street.
His no-nonsense role with the crime solving intelligence and intolerance for fools in the criminally underwatched drama opened a gateway to massive success for him.
Since then he has amassed several accolades for his performances and new roles as well.
Most recently he co-starred opposite Andy Samberg in the long running ABC/NBC cop comedy American series Brooklyn Nine Nine and in Paramount+/ CBS all access drama The Good Fighter, for which he bagged Emmy nominations for both.