Andre Braugher’s Real Cause of Death: Brooklyn 99 Star Kept a Dark Secret Like Chadwick Boseman Before His Tragic Passing

Andre Braugher's publicist reveals lung cancer as the cause of his death at the age of 61.

Andre Braugher’s Real Cause of Death: Brooklyn 99 Star Kept a Dark Secret Like Chadwick Boseman Before His Tragic Passing

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  • Andre Braugher passed away at the age of 61.
  • His publicist cited 'lung cancer' as the reason for his demise.
  • He chose to remain silent about his medical condition just like late MCU actor, Chadwick Boseman.
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The tragic death of talented Hollywood actor, Andre Braugher has shocked the world. Best known for his as Detective Frank Pembleton in Homicide: Life on the Street (1993–1999) and Captain Raymond Holt in Brooklyn Nine-Nine (2013–2021), Bruagher has left an indelible legacy in the industry. However, a new report reveals a dark secret he kept just like the late Marvel actor, Chadwick Boseman. 

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Andre Braugher (@andrebraugher | IG)

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While many might be aware that the Black Panther star had chosen to remain silent about his illness even to his co-stars, the former also chose to do the same about his medical condition. 

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Andre Braugher’s Real Cause of Death Revealed

Andre Braugher as Captain Raymond Holt in Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Andre Braugher as Captain Raymond Holt in Brooklyn Nine-Nine

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Hollywood is mourning the demise of late Andre Braugher, who was previously revealed to have been suffering from a brief illness. However, longtime publicist, Jennifer Allen, has recently confirmed to various media outlets including the New York Times that his death was not unexpected, citing, “lung cancer” as the reason after being diagnosed with the disease several months ago. 

Given that the actor liked to keep his personal life private, not many medical records about his condition were unveiled. However, back in 2014, he told the outlet that he had “stopped drinking alcohol and smoking years ago.” 

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The 61-year-old late actor got his Hollywood breakthrough in the 1989 film Glory starring Denzel Washington and Morgan Freeman. From then on, he kept on moving forward. For his work in the NBC police drama, Homicide: Life on the Street for seven seasons, he won the first two career Emmys. 

Meanwhile, the cast of Brooklyn Nine-Nine paid tribute to the late 61-year-old actor earlier this week. Terry Crews took to Instagram to bid his farewell to the former. 

“I’m honored to have known you, laughed with you, worked with you, and shared 8 glorious years watching your irreplaceable talent. This hurts.”

Meanwhile, Dirk Blocker also shared condolences by writing on Instagram

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“Fiercely intelligent, remarkably kind, supportive, generous and possessed a deep and extraordinary talent, and had even more to offer… My heartfelt condolences go out to his family.”

This news surely came as a shock to everyone as he kept his medical condition a secret just like MCU actor, Chadwick Boseman who did the same. 

Chadwick Boseman’s Medical Condition Was Revealed After His Demise

Chadwick Boseman as Black Panther
Chadwick Boseman as Black Panther

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Chadwick Boseman gained global recognition for his portrayal of King T’Challa aka the Black Panther, in the Marvel Cinematic Universe films. Other than the superhero genre, he had already developed a solid foundation through his work in television and films.

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However, the actor tragically passed away at the age of 43 in 2020. After his demise, it was later revealed that the actor was diagnosed with colon cancer in 2016 however he chose to not let this information get public. While smiling in public, he kept on battling with his medical condition for years as it progressed to Stage IV.

That truly broke the fans’ hearts which is something Hollywood is facing yet again due to the demise of Andre Braugher. However, their legacy will continue through their work.

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