April 25, 2024

Nine-Nine forever. The cast and crew of Brooklyn Nine-Nine are paying tribute to the late Andre Braugher after his untimely death at age 61.

Braugher died on Monday, December 11 after a brief battle with illness, the actor’s rep, Jennifer Allen, confirmed to Us Weekly. Upon news of his passing, Braugher’s former B99 costars took to social media to pay tribute to their lost friend.

“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. This hurts. You left us too soon. You taught me so much,” Terry Crews, who played Lieutenant Terry Jeffords, wrote via Instagram. “I will be forever grateful for the experience of knowing you. Thank you for your wisdom, your advice, your kindness and your friendship.”

Braugher portrayed fan favorite character Captain Raymond Holt on the NBC series, which ran for eight seasons from 2013 to 2021, alongside Crews, Andy Samberg, Melissa Fumero, Stephanie Beatriz, Joe Lo Truglio and more. An openly gay Black man in the police force, Holt quickly became a tentpole of representation for the LGBTQIA+ community that often subverted typical queer stereotypes. Throughout his tenure on the show, Braugher scored two Critics Choice Awards for Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series and received four Emmy Award nominations.

On Tuesday, Braugher’s B99 on-screen husband, Marc Evan Jackson, posted a photo via X (formerly Twitter) of the twosome hugging while behind the scenes of the sitcom. “O Captain. My Captain,” The Good Place actor captioned the post.

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Kyra Sedgwick Sedgwick may have played Braugher’s character’s nemesis, NYPD Commissioner Madeline Wuntch, but in real life, it was clearly all love. “Heartbroken to hear about the passing of the brilliant Andrew Braugher,” she wrote alongside a headshot of the actor via Instagram Stories. “Sending love to all of his family and friends.” Sedgwick went on to share a behind-the-scenes pic of herself giving Braugher a kiss on the cheek on set. “Playing his other half in Brooklyn Nine-Nine will forever be one of the highlights of my career,” she captioned the Instagram Story photo. Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images
Kyra Sedgwick Sedgwick may have played Braugher’s character’s nemesis, NYPD Commissioner Madeline Wuntch, but in real life, it was clearly all love. “Heartbroken to hear about the passing of the brilliant Andrew Braugher,” she wrote alongside a headshot of the actor via Instagram Stories. “Sending love to all of his family and friends.” Sedgwick went on to share a behind-the-scenes pic of herself giving Braugher a kiss on the cheek on set. “Playing his other half in Brooklyn Nine-Nine will forever be one of the highlights of my career,” she captioned the Instagram Story photo. Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images A360

Terry Crews “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. This hurts. You left us too soon. You taught me so much,” Crews wrote via Instagram. “I will be forever grateful for the experience of knowing you. Thank you for your wisdom, your advice, your kindness and your friendship. Deepest condolences to your wife and family in this difficult time. You showed me what a life well lived looks like.” Steve Granitz/FilmMagic
Terry Crews “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. This hurts. You left us too soon. You taught me so much,” Crews wrote via Instagram. “I will be forever grateful for the experience of knowing you. Thank you for your wisdom, your advice, your kindness and your friendship. Deepest condolences to your wife and family in this difficult time. You showed me what a life well lived looks like.” Steve Granitz/FilmMagic Steve Granitz FilmMagic

Marc Evan Jackson "O Captain. My Captain," Jackson wrote via X alongside a snap of the twosome hugging. Jackson also released a statement to Deadline about Braugher’s passing, calling him a “giant, a genius, an artist, a legend, and a force.” “Andre elevated every moment he came anywhere near, and it was an honor to have known and worked with him,” he said in the statement. “My deepest condolences to his family, and all those who like all of us, loved him very much.” Steve Granitz/FilmMagic
Marc Evan Jackson “O Captain. My Captain,” Jackson wrote via X alongside a snap of the twosome hugging. Jackson also released a statement to Deadline about Braugher’s passing, calling him a “giant, a genius, an artist, a legend, and a force.” “Andre elevated every moment he came anywhere near, and it was an honor to have known and worked with him,” he said in the statement. “My deepest condolences to his family, and all those who like all of us, loved him very much.” Steve Granitz/FilmMagic Steve Granitz FilmMagic

Joel McKinnon Miller “An actor prepares… Sending love to Andre’s family and friends and all of us who had the honor of working with him. #brooklyn99,” Miller, who portrayed Scully on the show, captioned a black and white throwback pic of the cast via Instagram. Tibrina Hobson/Getty Images
Joel McKinnon Miller “An actor prepares… Sending love to Andre’s family and friends and all of us who had the honor of working with him. #brooklyn99,” Miller, who portrayed Scully on the show, captioned a black and white throwback pic of the cast via Instagram. Tibrina Hobson/Getty Images Tibrina Hobson Getty Images

Dirk Blocker Blocker, who played Hitchcock, called Braugher “fiercely intelligent,” “remarkably kind,”  “supportive,” and “generous,” via Instagram, noting that the late actor “possessed a deep and extraordinary talent, and had even more to offer.” “I am devastated. I love him,” he wrote. “The 9 years I was able to work with him and to just be in his presence was truly a blessing. My heartfelt condolences go out to his family.” Tibrina Hobson/Getty Images
Dirk Blocker Blocker, who played Hitchcock, called Braugher “fiercely intelligent,” “remarkably kind,” “supportive,” and “generous,” via Instagram, noting that the late actor “possessed a deep and extraordinary talent, and had even more to offer.” “I am devastated. I love him,” he wrote. “The 9 years I was able to work with him and to just be in his presence was truly a blessing. My heartfelt condolences go out to his family.” Tibrina Hobson/Getty Images Tibrina Hobson Getty Images

Paul Scheer "I'm devastated," Scheer, who worked with Braugher on B99 and The Good Fight, wrote via his Instagram Stories. "One of the true great Humans and Actors." Charley Gallay/Getty Images for Spotify
Paul Scheer “I’m devastated,” Scheer, who worked with Braugher on B99 and The Good Fight, wrote via his Instagram Stories. “One of the true great Humans and Actors.” Charley Gallay/Getty Images for Spotify Charley Gallay Getty Images for Spotify

‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ Creators and Executive Producers “Like everyone who was fortunate enough to know Andre, we are heartbroken by the news of his passing,” co-creators Dan Goor, Michael Schur and the exec producers behind Brooklyn Nine-Nine told Deadline in a statement. “He was one of the most talented dramatic actors in history, and then he decided to try comedy, and he was instantly one of the funniest people ever to do it. But even greater than his acting talent was the happiness and joy he brought to those around him. And his smile… he had the greatest, brightest, most wonderful smile. Our thoughts and love go to his beautiful, amazing family, whom he loved more than anything. We are grateful for the time we had with him.” Harmony Gerber/FilmMagic
‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ Creators and Executive Producers “Like everyone who was fortunate enough to know Andre, we are heartbroken by the news of his passing,” co-creators Dan Goor, Michael Schur and the exec producers behind Brooklyn Nine-Nine told Deadline in a statement. “He was one of the most talented dramatic actors in history, and then he decided to try comedy, and he was instantly one of the funniest people ever to do it. But even greater than his acting talent was the happiness and joy he brought to those around him. And his smile… he had the greatest, brightest, most wonderful smile. Our thoughts and love go to his beautiful, amazing family, whom he loved more than anything. We are grateful for the time we had with him.” Harmony Gerber/FilmMagic Harmony Gerber WireImage

Rick Page Page, a cinematographer on B99, wrote via Instagram, “Rest easy friend. All love, all heart. #AndreBraugher #CaptainHolt #Brooklyn99 #NineNineForever Heartbroken.” Courtesy of Rick Page/Instagram
Rick Page Page, a cinematographer on B99, wrote via Instagram, “Rest easy friend. All love, all heart. #AndreBraugher #CaptainHolt #Brooklyn99 #NineNineForever Heartbroken.” Courtesy of Rick Page/Instagram A360

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This story was originally published December 12, 2023, 10:47 PM.


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