Brooklyn Nine-Nine star Andre Braugher is dead (Photo: AP)

Andre Braugher, who starred as fan-favorite Captain Raymond Holt on Brooklyn Nine-Nine, has died at age 61.

Both times The Emmy-winning actor appeared alongside Andy Samberg and Terry Crews, playing New York police officers in the fictional Brooklyn 99th Precinct in the hit US sitcom.

He was also known for this role in Homicide: Life On The Street.

Braugher died on Monday after a brief illness, his publicist Jennifer Allen told the PA news agency.

During his established career, Braugher was nominated for 11 major Emmy Awards – four of which were for his role on Brooklyn Nine-Nine, which first aired in 2013 and ended after eight seasons in 2021.

He received an Emmy in 1998 for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series following his role as Detective Frank Pembleton on Homicide: Life On The Street – which ran from 1993 to 1999.

The star played fan-favorite character Captain Raymond Holt in all eight seasons of the hit US show (Photo: NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)

Braugher later won for a second time in 2006 for outstanding performance by a leading actor in a miniseries for his lead role in Thief, where he played professional thief Nick Atwater.

His Brooklyn Nine-Nine stars Terry Crews and Joe Lo Truglio were among those who remembered the star for his “irreplaceable talent” as they mourned his sudden death.

Crews, who played Lt. Terry Jeffords in the comedy, paid tribute to American star Braugher, who was “gone so soon,” ending the caption with #ninenine in reference to a fan-favorite saying on the show.

“I'm honored to have known you, laughed with you, worked with you, and shared eight glorious years watching your irreplaceable talent,” Crews said on Instagram.

Emmy winner Braugher was mourned by his co-stars (Photo: Getty)

'That hurts. You left us too soon. You taught me a lot. I will be forever grateful for the experience of meeting you. Thank you for your wisdom, your advice, your kindness and your friendship.

'…You showed me what a life well lived looks like.'

Lo Truglio, who starred as Charles Boyle on the popular sitcom, said he remembers Braugher coming home from filming every weekend to be with his wife Ami Brabson and their three children.

He said on Instagram: 'We all know how powerful an actor he was, but even more so, Andre knew his most important role very well and was deeply proud of it.

'He talked a lot about his children and knew how lucky he was to have Ami. I am grateful to them for allowing us to share eight years with him.

“He was committed and passionate about the things he loved. And that voice. He anchored the harshest dialogue.

Lo Truglio described it as an honor “to work with a man who knew what he was about,” signing the post Porkchop — in reference to what Braugher once called his on-screen character.

Meanwhile, actor Marc Evan Jackson, who played Braugher's on-screen husband in Brooklyn Nine-Nine, shared a photo of the couple embracing on set, wearing their wedding rings.

He captioned the post on X, formerly Twitter: 'Oh Captain. My captain.'

Chelsea Peretti, who played Braugher's administrator Gina Linetti on the show, said she will miss her “sweet tones.”

On Instagram she said: “Always lucky to have been on this journey with you. Ringside seat. You were so funny to me and the epitome of still waters runs deep.

“I will always cherish our conversations, often with me hanging on your doorstep, preventing you from leaving, and the insane opportunity to be your companion.”

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