What caused the death of Andre Braugher?


What caused the death of Andre Braugher?

Rest in peace. Following the unexpected news, many television enthusiasts may be curious about the circumstances of André Braugher's passing.

Born in Chicago in 1962, Braugher earned his B.A. from Stanford and pursued an MFA in acting at Juilliard. He made his film debut in Glory and took on the lead role in the TNT telefilm The Court-Martial of Jackie Robinson. However, he is most renowned for portraying Det. Frank Pembleton, the stoic yet explosive lead in NBC's Homicide: Life on the Street. His portrayal earned him an Emmy for lead actor in a drama series in 1998. Braugher also starred as Nick Atwater in the mini-series Thief, earning him a second Emmy for his performance.

Most notably, fans recognize Braugher for his role in the hit Fox/NBC sitcom Brooklyn Nine-Nine, where he portrayed Capt. Raymond Holt, a character markedly different from his previous roles. His role added the right touch of humor to the comedy show. Reflecting on this shift, Braugher stated in 2019, "I just felt as though it was an opportunity to do something strikingly different from the rest of my career."

So, how did André Braugher pass away? Read on for more details.

How did André Braugher die? According to his publicist, Jennifer Allen, who spoke to publications like The Associated Press, Braugher passed away after a brief illness. No further details were provided.

He leaves behind his wife and Homicide: Life on the Street co-star Ami Brabson, as well as his sons Michael, Isaiah, and John Wesley.

Braugher had plans to film the Shondaland-produced Netflix series Residence in January 2024, following a hiatus due to the Writers Guild Association and SAG-AFTRA strikes. The series had completed shooting four episodes of its eight-episode order before temporarily halting production, as reported by Deadline.

Following the news of André Braugher's demise, many of his castmates took to social media to pay tribute to him.

Terry Crews, who played Sgt. Terry Jeffords, expressed his disbelief on Instagram, saying, "Can’t believe you’re gone so soon. I’m honored to have known you, laughed with you, worked with you, and shared 8 glorious years watching your irreplaceable talent. This hurts. You left us too soon. You taught me so much. I will be forever grateful for the experience of knowing you. Thank you for your wisdom, your advice, your kindness, and your friendship. Deepest condolences to your wife and family in this difficult time. You showed me what a life well lived looks like. Rest In Peace, Andre. I love you, man. 😢❤️"

Other cast members, including Melissa Fumero, Chelsea Peretti, Marc Evan Jackson, Joe Lo Truglio, Dirk Blocker, Joel McKinnon Miller, and Niecy Nash, shared heartfelt tributes and memories of their time working with Braugher on the show.

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