'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' Co-Stars, Kid Cudi, Questlove, and More Remember Andre Braugher

Tributes from entertainment industry vets have poured in on social media for the actor who died on Monday after a brief illness.

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Tributes have been pouring in for Andre Braugher.

The Chicago native and two-time Emmy-winning actor died on Monday after a brief illness, his rep told the Hollywood Reporter on Tuesday. He was 61 years old.

The actor was best known for his roles in a number of hit series including Homicide: Life on the Street, for which he won an Emmy in 1998, Men of a Certain Age, and Brooklyn Nine-Nine, the cop comedy where he starred alongside Andy Samberg.

"Andre Braugher was the actor that others in the profession would always aspire to be. He infused Det. Frank Pembleton on ‘Homicide: Life on the Street’ with both righteous ferocity and quiet dignity," said NBC and Universal Television in a statement shared to their Instagram. "In addition to his prowess as a dramatic actor, his comedy chops were also on full display as the determined and passionate Capt. Holt in ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine.’ His performances will continue to inspire future generations and we will miss him tremendously."

Fox Television also shared their own statement on Instagram in light of the tragic news, writing, "Everyone at FOX is devastated by the sudden loss of our friend and colleague, the incredibly talented Andre Braugher. He will most certainly be remembered for his iconic comedic and dramatic roles across both film and television, but he will be remembered mostly for his big heart, kindness and the lasting impact he made on his friends, family and fans everywhere. Andre was the heart and soul of the Nine-Nine and will forever be our Captain. Our thoughts and deepest condolences are with Andre’s family and loved ones at this time."

Many industry vets across music, film, and television have taken to social media to eulogize the star with their memories, anecdotes, and other thoughtful words.

O Captain. My Captain. pic.twitter.com/ekGFz3EUTG

— Marc Evan Jackson (@MarcEvanJackson) December 13, 2023
Twitter: @MarcEvanJackson

This fuckin sucks. I worked w Andre on B99 years ago. I remember I asked him for relationship advice and he was so cool and easy. Ill never forget that moment being in his presence. RIP Andre 🙏🏾🪽 https://t.co/Ayo00u3E75

— The Chosen One (@KiDCuDi) December 13, 2023
Twitter: @KiDCuDi

This really shook me! RIP Andre! https://t.co/cc9VF0txVX

— sheryl lee ralph (@thesherylralph) December 13, 2023
Twitter: @thesherylralph

Andre Braugher. God.

I've worked with a lot of wonderful actors. I'll never work with one better.

Stunned and thinking of Ami and his sons and so many memories of this good man that are now a blessing. But too damn soon.

— David Simon (@AoDespair) December 13, 2023
Twitter: @AoDespair

RIP #andrebraugher One of my favorite memories of him was one day on set, he was like I follow you on Twitter - you’re funny. I said, “oh what’s your handle so I can follow you too.” He said, “No. I like it that you don’t know it’s me.” We both fell out. He was a good man.

— Prentice Penny (FUX YO BLUE CHECK) (@The_A_Prentice) December 13, 2023
Twitter: @The_A_Prentice

One of my other favorite memories was me, him and Terry Crews talking on set. He was so warm with us and then when a white person would walk by, he’d look serious again. He then leaned in and said “Gotta keep ‘em on they toes.” Again, I fell out! RIP #andreBraugher

— Prentice Penny (FUX YO BLUE CHECK) (@The_A_Prentice) December 13, 2023
Twitter: @The_A_Prentice

Andre Braugher was a megawatt talent. Reliable, dependable, emotional. Whenever he was part of a cast I knew it meant the show would be great. Rest well, sir. https://t.co/RggVolu3q1

— Steven Canals (@StevenCanals) December 13, 2023
Twitter: @StevenCanals

Got to work with #AndreBraugher with my first produced screenplay #GetOnTheBus
Gone too soon. But what a mark you left. 🙏🏾 pic.twitter.com/Uq0OYOb25o

— Reggie R. Bythewood (@RocktheFilm) December 13, 2023
Twitter: @RocktheFilm

"Andre Braugher set the standard – a phenomenal man both on and off the screen. Inside the frame he was that of an absolute beast, while off-camera, he was a giving teacher and a true legend. His respect and humility were infectious, inspiring us to be better people and actors. pic.twitter.com/DE0gekyvhY

— Amin Joseph (@Amin_Joseph) December 13, 2023
Twitter: @Amin_Joseph

I can’t stop crying. I have so many wonderful things to say about this amazing man who was so immensely talented and kind to me. So many of my favorite moments editing and directing were because of him. Gone way way way too soon. My heart aches for his family and friends. https://t.co/HA3IuJBs2U

— Ryan Case (@film114) December 13, 2023
Twitter: @film114

What a tremendous loss.
Rest In Peace Andre Braugher. pic.twitter.com/T8nZxDygei

— George Stroumboulopoulos 🐺 (@strombo) December 13, 2023
Twitter: @strombo

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