'One of the funniest people'

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Andre Braugher was remembered as “one of the funniest people” by the co-creators of 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine'.

The actor, who died aged 61 on Monday (23/11) after a brief illness, was best known to many of his younger fans for playing Captain Raymond Holt in the comedy crime series, but he also had a long and Acclaimed career playing roles in 'Homicide: Life on the Street' and the film 'Glory'.

'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' creators Dan Goor and Michael Shur, both 48, said about working with him on their show in a statement to Deadline: “Like everyone who was lucky enough to know Andre, we are heartbroken broken by the news of his death. . 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 to ever do it.”

They added: “But even greater than his acting talent was the happiness and joy he brought to those around him.

“And his smile… he had the biggest, brightest, most wonderful smile.

“Our thoughts and love go out to his beautiful, incredible family, who he loved more than anything. We are grateful for the time we spent with him.”

Andre was last photographed in public over a year ago at the final event of Paramount+'s 'The Good Fight' series.

He said in 2019 about his experience acting on 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine': “I felt like it was an opportunity to do something totally different from the rest of my career.

“I like it because it just opens my mind and forces me to think in a different way.

“So I think I've become much more flexible as an actor and more open to the incredible number of possibilities of how to play a scene.”

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