February 21, 2024

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Andre Braugher died from lung most cancers, a consultant mentioned Thursday.

When the Emmy-winning actor who starred within the sequence “Brooklyn 9-9” and “Murder: Life on the Avenue” died Monday at age 61, his representatives mentioned solely that he had been by a short sickness, however his publicist Jennifer Allen gave the trigger on Thursday.

Braugher usually revealed little about his non-public life, and his dying was surprising for a lot of of his co-stars. He informed the New York Occasions in 2014 that he stopped smoking and ingesting years in the past.

The Chicago-born Braugher had his Hollywood breakthrough within the 1989 movie “Glory” performing alongside Denzel Washington and Morgan Freeman.

He went on to play Det. Frank Pemberton, the lead position within the NBC police drama “Murder: Life on the Avenue,” for seven seasons. He would win the primary of two profession Emmys for his work on the present.

Braugher was nominated for Emmys 11 instances, 4 of them for the comedian flip he took as Capt. Ray Holt on “Brooklyn 9-9,” the Andy Samberg-starring sequence that ran for eight seasons on Fox and NBC.