Brooklyn Nine-Nine fans around the world were left heartbroken today as news broke of the passing of Andre Braugher, the beloved actor who brought the character of Captain Raymond Holt to life.
Braugher, aged 61, passed away after a brief illness, leaving behind a legacy of laughter and an impact on the entertainment industry.
For eight seasons, Braugher’s portrayal of Captain Holt alongside Andy Samberg’s Jake Peralta captivated audiences with their unique dynamic and comedic timing. The chemistry between the two actors was undeniable, making them fan favourites from the very beginning. Braugher’s performance earned him numerous accolades, including two Critics’ Choice Awards for Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series and four Emmy Award nominations.
But Braugher’s talent extended far beyond his work in Brooklyn Nine-Nine. He starred in the critically acclaimed series Men of a Certain Age and The Good Fight. His incredible range was further highlighted in the drama film She Said, where he delivered a captivating performance.
The late actor’s career spanned decades, with memorable roles in Homicide: Life on the Street, for which he won an Emmy, and the miniseries Thief, where he played the character of Nick Atwater. His dedication to his craft was evident, having graduated from Stanford University and attended the prestigious Juilliard performing arts school.
While Braugher’s talent and achievements were undoubtedly impressive, he always held his family as his top priority. In interviews, he spoke openly about the importance of family and his decision to prioritise it over his career. Braugher is survived by his wife, actress Ami Brabson, and their three sons.
The news of Andre Braugher’s passing has sent shockwaves through the entertainment industry, with fans and fellow actors mourning the loss of a truly remarkable talent. Social media feeds are filled with heartfelt tributes, showcasing the impact he had on the lives of many.
I am so heartbroken, andre braugher you will always be so loved thank you for bringing captain holt to our screens pic.twitter.com/XPOolPJJVf— j (@janineteaques) December 13, 2023
wait what?! Andre Braugher (Captain Holt) has passed?! oh no. His character's droll/dry witty sense of humor was a very great contrast to Andy Samberg Jake Peralta's playful wackiness in Brooklyn Nine-Nine. Amazing actor. But I bet an amazing man too. Rest in Peace,sir! 🙏 https://t.co/nuYo8Modk6— Gracebella (@GallardeMabel) December 13, 2023
Today, we say goodbye to an incredible actor, a loving husband, and a devoted father.