Brooklyn Nine-Nine’s Captain Ray Holt Actor, Andre Braugher, Passes Away at 61

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Terry Crews, Co-star from Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Pens Touching Tribute to the Late Andre Braugher


Andre Braugher, renowned for portraying Captain Ray Holt in the beloved sitcom Brooklyn Nine-Nine, passed away on Monday.

The actor not only captured viewers’ hearts but also garnered numerous award nominations for his stellar performances. His contributions extended to Hollywood films where he often played supportive roles.

Braugher’s breakout role was in ‘Homicide: Life on the Street,’ earning him a Primetime Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series.

He received another Emmy for his portrayal of Nick Atwater in ‘Thief’ and secured Golden Globe nominations for both ‘Thief’ and ‘Gideon’s Crossing.’ Details on the late actor’s career follow below.

According to Deadline’s report, Andre Braugher succumbed to a brief illness at the age of 61. Terry Crews, his co-star from Brooklyn Nine-Nine, paid a touching tribute to his beloved character, Captain Holt, on his Instagram.

Additionally, Joe Lo Trugilo, known for his role as Charles Boyle, also shared a heartfelt tribute on the photo-sharing platform in memory of Andre. Braugher notably contributed to the sitcom for eight seasons.”

In memory of Andre Braugher, Terry Crews penned a heartfelt tribute, expressing, “Your sudden departure feels unbelievable. I feel privileged to have crossed paths, laughed, collaborated, and shared 8 magnificent years witnessing your irreplaceable talent.

This pain runs deep. Your departure feels premature. You imparted invaluable lessons. I’ll forever cherish knowing you. Your wisdom, guidance, warmth, and camaraderie—I’m eternally grateful. To your wife and family, my deepest sympathies during this challenging time. You epitomized a life well-lived. Rest peacefully, Andre. You’ll always have my love.”

Aside from his television work, Andre Braugher also graced the big screen, notably portraying Cpl. Thomas Searles in the Academy Award-winning film ‘Glory,’ directed by Edward Zwick. This impactful movie starred Denzel Washington, Matthew Broderick, Cary Elwes, and an ensemble cast.

Braugher’s repertoire extended to projects like ‘The Good Fight,’ ‘Bojack Horseman,’ ‘Law & Order: Special Victims Unit,’ ‘Men of a Certain Age,’ ‘Hack,’ among others.

Beyond his professional endeavors, the late actor was a dedicated family man survived by his wife, Ami Brabson, and three sons, Michael, Isaiah, and John.

Terry Crews shared a poignant tribute to Andre Braugher, expressing deep disbelief at his sudden departure. Crews felt privileged to have shared laughter, work, and eight remarkable years witnessing Braugher’s incomparable talent.

The loss deeply affected him, emphasizing Braugher’s premature departure and the invaluable lessons learned from him. Crews expressed eternal gratitude for Braugher’s wisdom, guidance, kindness, and friendship, extending heartfelt condolences to Braugher’s wife and family during this challenging period. He credited Braugher with illustrating the essence of a life well-lived and bid him farewell with love and respect.

Andre Braugher showcased his talent beyond television, notably portraying Cpl. Thomas Searles in the acclaimed film ‘Glory,’ directed by Edward Zwick. This Academy Award-winning movie starred luminaries like Denzel Washington, Matthew Broderick, Cary Elwes, among others.

His extensive credits included noteworthy projects such as ‘The Good Fight,’ ‘Bojack Horseman,’ ‘Law & Order: Special Victims Unit,’ ‘Men of a Certain Age,’ ‘Hack,’ and more.

Beyond his professional achievements, Braugher was a dedicated family man survived by his wife, Ami Brabson, and their three sons: Michael, Isaiah, and John.


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