Emmy award-winning actor Andre Braugher’s cause of death was announced just days after his death at the age of 61 on December 11.
Braugher died of lung cancer after he was diagnosed with it earlier this year, publicist Jennifer Allen said Thursday. At the time of his death Monday, Allen said Braugher died after a short illness.
Born in Chicago, Braugher was best known for his roles as Captain Raymond Holt on NBC’s “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” and Detective Frank Pembleton on NBC’s “Homicide: Life on the Street.” Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series in 1998. Braugher won his second Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie in 2006 for his role as Nick Atwater on FX Network’s “The Thief.”
NBC Entertainment released a statement Tuesday, recalling Braugher as “an actor that other actors in the profession will always aspire to be.”
“Along with his prowess as a dramatic actor, his comedic skills were on full display as the determined and passionate Captain Holt on ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine,’” said NBC Entertainment. a tweet. “We will miss him very much.”