The world was in shock when it was announced that two-time Emmy-winning actor of Brooklyn Nine-Nine Andre Braugher had died at age 61 and now his cause of death has been revealed.
Now, Allen has told People that Braugher died after battling lung cancer; however, it was not made clear when he was diagnosed.
Tributes flow in for Andre Braugher before cause of death revealed
Following his shock death, tributes began to pour in for the Emmy winner, including from his Brooklyn Nine-Nine co-star Terry Crews.
“Can’t believe you’re gone so soon. I’m honoured to have known you, laughed with you, worked with you and shared 8 glorious years watching your irreplaceable talent. This hurts. You left us too soon,” he said.
“You taught me so much. I will be forever grateful for the experience of knowing you. Thank you for your wisdom, your advice, your kindness and your friendship. Deepest condolences to your wife and family in this difficult time. You showed me what a life well lived looks like.
“Rest In Peace, Andre. I love you, man.”
Chelsea Peretti, who played Gina Linetti on the hit series also shared her sentiments.
“Love you ❤️ Will miss your dulcet tones,” she penned on Instagram. “Forever lucky to have gone on such a journey with you. Ringside seat. You were so funny to me and the epitome of still waters run deep. I will always cherish our conversations, often with me hanging in your doorway barring your exit, and the insane opportunity to be your sidekick. Is it weird that I am also grieving for what Captain Holt meant to Gina? I really hoped and knew I would see you again. Hate that I won’t 💔”
Meanwhile, Braugher’s on-screen husband Marc Evan Jackson gave the most fitting tribute.
“O Captain. My Captain,” he simply put.