The Brooklyn Nine-Nine and Homicide star died on Monday, December 11, at the age of 61.
His death was announced by his longtime publicist, Jennifer Allen, prompting an outpouring of love and sadness from fans around the world.
After an initial announcement that he had died after a “brief illness”, it has now been confirmed that Braugher died from lung cancer.
Allen confirmed to several media outlets that the star had been diagnosed with the disease a few months ago.
During his established career, Braugher has been 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.
Your Brooklyn Nine-Nine co-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.
'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.'
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