‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ Star Andre Braugher Dies ‘So Soon’ at 61 – His Wife & 3 Sons Face a ‘Difficult Time’

The entertainment world is in mourning. Andre Baugher, the beloved actor whose commanding presence graced our screens in ‘Brooklyn-99’ and ‘Homicide,’ passed away at 61. Known for his depth of character and warm heart, Baugher leaves a legacy that transcends his roles on screen.

Born and raised in Chicago, Andre Baugher’s journey in acting led him to an illustrious career, earning him 11 Emmy nominations. His remarkable talent was recognized with an Emmy win in 1998 for his role as Detective Frank Pemberton and again in 2006 for the miniseries ‘Thief.’ His recent portrayal of Captain Holt in the hit series ‘Brooklyn-99’ brought laughter and inspiration to millions.

The news of Baugher’s passing following a short illness has led to an outpouring of tributes from fans and colleagues alike. Among them, his “Brooklyn-99” co-star Terry Crews shared a heartfelt message on Instagram. Crews reminisced on the actor who passed “so soon” saying, “You taught me so much. I will forever be grateful for the experience of knowing you.” he shared his support for Braugher’s family during this “difficult time.” His post, a blend of disbelief and admiration, reflected the profound impact Baugher had on those he worked with.

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Baugher’s life off-screen was equally filled with love and dedication. He shared a beautiful and understanding relationship with his wife, Ami Brabson. Reflecting on their bond, Baugher once said, “She knows me like the back of her hand, and I’m grateful for that.”

This deep connection was evident in his commitment to his family, frequently flying home to be with Brabson and their children, John Wesley, Michael, and Isaiah, despite a busy shooting schedule in Los Angeles.Even in the face of professional uncertainty, like the cancellation of ‘Brooklyn-99,’ Baugher remained positive and focused on family. He viewed these moments not as setbacks but as opportunities for new beginnings, demonstrating his unwavering optimism and strength of character.

Andre Baugher’s departure is a profound loss to the acting world and all who knew him. His talent, kindness, and dedication to his craft and family will continue to inspire and be cherished. As the world reflects on his memorable roles and personal virtues, Baugher’s legacy will undoubtedly endure in the hearts of many.


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