Beloved actor André Braugher, renowned for his roles in ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ and ‘Homicide,’ has passed away at the age of 61.
The cast of ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ has come together to pay heartfelt tribute to their co-star, sharing anecdotes that capture the essence of Braugher’s character and spirit. Fondly recalling his “wisdom, kindness, and friendship,” the stars reminisce about moments such as his penchant for “crooning at full volume” in his dressing room.
Well-recognized for his portrayal of Captain Raymond Holt, Braugher is remembered for his kindness by fellow actor Terry Crews. Melissa Fumero, who portrayed Detective Amy Santiago, expressed her sorrow at the loss, highlighting Braugher’s valuable advice and infectious laughter. In a touching Instagram post, she shared a photo from a beach in Malibu, describing it as the site of their “first of many deep conversations,” marked by an unexpected wave that crashed over them.
Stephanie Beatriz, known for her role as the tough Detective Rosa Diaz, shared a poignant scene from the show where Captain Holt, a gay character, commends Rosa for her bravery in coming out as bisexual. This moment exemplifies the series’ ability to address serious issues, such as homophobia and racism, amid its comedic pace.
Chelsea Peretti, who portrayed Gina Linetti, expressed her enduring gratitude for the journey shared with Braugher, referring to it as a “ringside seat” experience. As Captain Holt’s quick-witted assistant, Gina initially displayed disinterest in the police department’s daily affairs but evolved into a valuable asset and friend to the squad, marked by her celebrity-level confidence and “Gina knows best” attitude.
André Braugher’s death, attributed to a brief illness, was confirmed by his publicist Jennifer Allen. Further details regarding his passing have not been disclosed to the public.