When he passed away, he was 61 years old.

The actor, who was well-known for his parts in popular crime dramas including Homicide: Life on the Street and Brooklyn Nine-Nine, passed away on Monday following an illness, a representative for the cast tells PEOPLE.

Braugher received two Emmy nominations for his role as the diabetic father on the TNT series Men of a Certain Age, Owen Thoreau Jr. Alongside Scott Bakula and Ray Romano, he co-starred in the programme. Throughout his career, he had received eleven nominations.

In 1998, he received his first Emmy for his performance in Homicide: Life on the Street as Frank Pembleton. It was presented to the lead character in a suspenseful television series. Again, he triumphed in 2006 for Thief.


2020, during the height of the Black Lives Matter movement, the two-time Emmy winner reflected on his experiences with law enforcement and his cherished role as Captain Raymond Holt on Brooklyn Nine-Nine.

After performing these roles for so many years, Braugher said to Variety at the time, “I look up and I say to myself, it’s been so pervasive that I’ve been inside this storytelling, and I, too, have fallen prey to the mythology that’s been built up.” He also portrayed Officer Frank Pembleton on the NBC series Homicide: Life on the Street.

“It resembles the water you swim in or the air you breathe.” It’s unclear. Nonetheless, he acknowledged that the popularity of police shows on television exposes viewers to the reality of police work. “It is quite risky for law enforcement officials to breach the law in an effort to, quote, “serve the law.” Because of this, breaching the law has become commonplace everywhere. That seems like a fantastic topic for a group discussion on any police drama.


learned to never stop asking questions until I figured out the main idea of the scene.” I concur that was excellent. Then to revisit his earlier work? How incredible, how unbelievable. He is hilarious, hardworking, and all three at the same time. Half of his accomplishment is what I hope to achieve in this field of work. I have a lot of luck.

“I am grateful for your friendship, kindness, guidance, and life.” At this extremely difficult time, please know that my wife and I are deeply sorry for your loss. You taught me how to enjoy myself. Oh, Andre, I hope you’re at peace now. “I love you, man. šŸ˜¢ā¤”

Despite being born in Chicago, he attended Juilliard and Stanford Universities. He will be missed. John Wesley, Michael, and Isaiah Brabson, his three children, and their wife Ami Brabson, will.

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