Following the news of André Braugher's death, his family in Brooklyn Nine-Nine shared public statements of mourning over his loss.

Terry Crews, who played Terry Jeffords on the comedy, shared on Instagram how honored he was to have spent eight years working on the show.

“I can't believe you're gone so soon. I am honored to have known you, laughed with you, worked with you, and shared 8 glorious years observing your irreplaceable talent,” Crews wrote. “That hurts. You left us too soon. You taught me a lot. I will be forever grateful for the experience of meeting you.”

Crews continued: “Thank you for your wisdom, your advice, your kindness and your friendship. Deepest condolences to his wife and family at this difficult time. You showed me what a life well lived looks like.”

Braugher played the role of Raymond Holt, the captain of the 99th precinct who prides himself on being the NYPD's first black gay captain.

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The executive producers behind Brooklyn Nine-Nineincluding co-creators Dan Goor and Michael Schur, shared in a statement to Deadline how lucky they were to work with Braugher.

“Like everyone who was lucky enough to know Andre, we are heartbroken by the news of his passing. He was one of the most talented dramatic actors in history and then decided to try comedy, and was instantly one of the funniest people to do it,” the statement read. “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, amazing family, who he loved more than anything. We are grateful for the time we spent with him.”

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Marc Evan Jackson was Braugher's television husband on the show and shared a photo of them on the set of the show.

“The captain. My captain,” Jackson captioned the post.

“Andre Braugher was the actor that other professionals in the profession always aspired to be. He infused Det. Frank Pembleton in 'Homicide: Life on the Street' with righteous ferocity and quiet dignity,” NBC and Universal Television said in a statement. “In addition to his skill as a dramatic actor, his comedic talent was also on full display as the determined and passionate Captain Holt on 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine.' His performances will continue to inspire future generations and we will miss him greatly.”

Writer Prentice Penny shared the following on X: “RIP #andrebraugher One of my favorite memories of him was one day on set, he was like I followed you on Twitter – you're funny. I said, 'oh, what's your name so I can follow you too.' He said no. I like that you don't know it's me. We both fought. He was a good man.”



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