Mariska Hargitay Breaks Silence On André Braugher's Death

'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' Star André Braugher Cause Of Death Revealed

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By Kelly Coffey-Behrens on December 14, 2023 at 2:55 PM EST
Updated on December 14, 2023 at 3:03 PM EST

André Braugher's sudden death has been revealed as caused by lung cancer. He passed away on Monday at the age of 61.

News first broke that the "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" actor passed after suffering a brief illness.

Braugher is survived by his wife, actress Ami Brabson, sons Michael, Isaiah, and John Wesley, brother Charles Jennings and his mother, Sally Braugher.

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Andre Braugher dead at 61
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Braugher was known for playing police officers throughout his career, which he reflected on in a 2020 Variety cover story. “Cops breaking the law to quote, ‘defend the law,’ is a real terrible slippery slope. It has given license to the breaking of law everywhere, justified it and excused it,” he told the outlet at the time. “That’s something that we’re going to have to collectively address — all cop shows.”

“It’s been an interesting career, but I think it could have been larger,” he added of his career. “I think it could have spanned more disciplines: directing, producing, all these other different things. But it would have been at the expense of my own life.”

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On Monday, the world learned that Braugher died after suffering from a "brief illness," but not much more information was released about the tragic situation at the time.

A representative has now revealed the official cause of death is "lung cancer."

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Mariska Hargitay Breaks Silence On André Braugher’s Death

Andre Braugher dies at 61

Mariska Hargitay recently broke her silence on the passing of her “Law & Order: SVU” co-star André Braugher.

“So sad and heartbroken,” Hargitay began to write in an Instagram post earlier this week. “What a loss for all of us who knew and loved and admired you. I’ve never met anyone like you. Full of grace, full of light. Elegant, noble, clear, curious, nuanced, generous, eminently human and real. A consummate artist and meticulous craftsman.”

“There was nothing you couldn’t do,” Hargitay added. “We lost one of the great hearts.”

André Braugher starred as defense attorney Bayard Ellis alongside Mariska Hargitay on “Law & Order: SVU.”

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Fans immediately commented on Mariska Hargitay’s post, referencing Braugher’s “Law & Order: SVU” character. “I once read that ‘if an actor pisses you off so much, they’re good at their job’ and I hated his character, but I knew the episode was going to be a banger when I saw him. My heart goes out to y’all xoxo,” one fan wrote.

“So sorry for your loss. What a great duo you two made on screen. I pray your fond memories of him comfort you during this time. Sending you lots of love,” another fan said.

Terry Crews Breaks Silence On André Braugher’s Death

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André Braugher was best known for his role as Captain Ray Holt on “Brooklyn Nine-Nine”.

Following the news, Terry Crews, who starred alongside Braugher in the hit show, broke his silence. “Can’t believe you’re gone so soon. I’m honored to have known you, laughed with you, worked with you, and shared 8 glorious years watching your irreplaceable talent,” Crews wrote on Instagram at the time.

The actor continued, “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.”

Hollywood Reporter was the first to report the cause of death.


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