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Andre Braugher, ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ and ‘Homicide’ Actor, Dies at 61


Andre Braugher, an Emmy Award-winning actor who starred in “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” and “Homicide: Life on the Street,” among many other shows and films, died on Monday. He was 61.

His death was confirmed on Tuesday by his longtime publicist Jennifer Allen. She said that Mr. Braugher, who lived in New Jersey, had died after a brief illness. She did not elaborate.

On “Homicide,” a police procedural that ran for about six years in the 1990s, Mr. Braugher played Frank Pembleton, a Baltimore homicide detective. It was a breakout role that earned him an Emmy Award in 1998.

On “Brooklyn Nine Nine,” a comedy series that aired from 2013 to 2021, Mr. Braugher played Capt. Ray Holt. He received four Emmy nominations and won two Critics Choice Awards for best supporting actor in a comedy series. He was lauded for his sensitive portrayal of a gay cop.

Andre Keith Braugher was born on July 1, 1962, Ms. Allen said. He was raised in Chicago, earned a bachelor’s degree from Stanford University and a master of fine arts from the Juilliard School.

Among many other television roles, he starred in the ABC Drama “Gideon’s Crossing” (2000-2001) and the TNT series “Men of a Certain Age” (2009-2011). He also appeared in several films, starting with “Glory,” an Oscar-winning 1989 film about Black soldiers fighting for the Union during the American Civil War.

Ms. Allen said that Mr. Braugher is survived by his wife, the actress Ami Brabson; his sons Michael, Isaiah and John Wesley; his brother, Charles Jennings; and his mother, Sally Braugher.

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