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Brooklyn Nine-Nine cast with Andre Braugher, posing together on the red carpet at a press event.

‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ Family Share Loving Words For Late Star Andre Braugher

Stars of Brooklyn Nine-Nine are remembering their friend Andre Braugher. 

The actor, who portrayed the no-nonsense Captain Raymond Holt in the hit series, passed away at the age of 61 from a brief illness. The sad news was confirmed by his publicist Jennifer Allen to People magazine. No further details have been shared at this time.

Terry Crews, who starred alongside Andre, took to Instagram to share loving words for his late friend:

“Can’t believe you’re gone so soon. I’m honoured 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. 😢❤️”

Marc Evan Jackson shared a photo of the two of them on set, simply captioning the photo “O Captain. My Captain.”

 

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Actor Chelsea Peretti who portrays Gina Linetti on the show writes, “I’ll miss your dulcet tones. Forever lucky to have gone on such a journey with you. Ringside seat. You were so funny to me and the epitome of still waters run deep. I will always cherish our conversations, often with me hanging in your doorway barring your exit, and the insane opportunity to be your sidekick. Is it weird that I am also grieving for what Captain Holt meant to Gina? I really hoped and knew I would see you again. Hate that I won’t.”

Joe Lo Truglio, aka Charles Boyle, also took to social media to remember his friend: “So many wonderful stories will be told about Andre but for now, all my love goes to his wife Ami and his three boys, who he loved very much and flew back every weekend from the show to be with. We all know how powerful an actor he was, but even more, Andre knew exactly well his most important role and was deeply proud of it. He spoke often about his sons and knew how lucky he was to have Ami.”

Joe continues, “He was committed and passionate about things he loved. And that voice. It laid anchor to the roughest of dialogue. What you probably don’t know is that Andre could sing too, and did often at lunch, belting bassy vocals from his dressing room to whatever new music he found.”

Dirk Blocker (Michael Hitchcock on the series) described the late actor as “fiercely intelligent, remarkably kind, supportive, generous” adding that Andre “possessed a deep and extraordinary talent, and had even more to offer. ”

Joel McKinnon Miller who portrays Norm Scully, posted a black-and-white photo of Andre on set, captioning it: “An actor prepares… Sending love to Andre’s family and friends and all of us who had the honour of working with him.”

And finally, a message on the official Instagram page for Brooklyn Nine-Nine: “Always our Captain. We love you, Andre.”

He was 61 years old.

(Feature Image Credit: Kathy Hutchins/Shutterstock.com)

Nehal is an award-winning news presenter, author of "A Kids Book About Kindness Online" and founder of CelebrityKind. She has dedicated her career to creating connected and healthy spaces in the media. When she's not writing, you'll find Nehal hanging with family, dancing to Beyoncé, interpreting Taylor Swift lyrics or watching old eps of Oprah.