(RepublicanView.org) – Andre Braugher, an Emmy recipient best known for his roles on “Men of a Certain Age” and “Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” has died at the age of 61.
Braugher’s representative confirmed the actor’s death on December 11 after he suffered a “brief illness.” It was revealed later in the week that he died of lung cancer. Braugher used to smoke and drink, but gave up both a long time ago. He was well-known for being very private about his personal life.
Braugher’s career spanned over three decades. His first television role kicked off as Corporal Thomas Searles in “Glory.” He also landed his first film role that same year as Detective Winston Blake in Jokaj: Ariana.
It was his performance in the series “Homicide: Life on the Street” as Detective Frank Pembleton that jump started his career and recognition. He was nominated for numerous awards over the span of his six seasons on the show. He won an Emmy for his role in 1998, the same year he left the series. However, he reprised his role as Pembleton in the 2000 “Homicide: The Movie,” a television film based on the series. He also portrayed the role in an episode of “Law and Order.”
Braugher also gained recognition for his part as Nick Atwater in “Thief,” a miniseries that aired on the FX channel. He won his second Emmy in 2006 for his portrayal of Atwater.
He also acted as the frontrunner for the highly popular “Men of a Certain Age” series that began airing on TNT in 2009. He starred alongside fellow television stars Mike Royce and Ray Romano in the series.
Other celebrities have been mourning Braugher’s death. Brooklyn Nine-Nine costar Terry Crews reminisced on their eight years of working together on Instagram. He called Braugher an “irreplaceable talent.”
Niecy Nash-Betts also recalled her time working with Braugher on the show in a social media post. She called him a “real cool guy” and expressed her condolences for his loved ones. She recalled having fun with him on the show.
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