Andre Braugher as Captain Raymond Holt on Brooklyn 99.

"Brooklyn 99" Cast & Comedy Community Pay Tribute To Andre Braugher

Andre Braugher as Captain Raymond Holt on Brooklyn 99.
Andre Braugher as Captain Raymond Holt on Brooklyn 99. Courtesy of NBC.

Andre Braugher - best remembered for his role as Captain Raymond Holt on the Emmy Award winning & Golden Globe award winning hit comedy series, Brooklyn 99 - passed away at 61 on Monday, it's been confirmed. Cause of death was revealed to be a brief illness (news was first broken by Variety).


Braugher starred alongside Andy Samberg in the detective comedy series and landed two Critic's Choice Awards wins for Best Supporting Actor & four Emmy Award nominations for his role as the chief of the Brooklyn precinct. The show, which lasted from 2013-2021 for 8 seasons, was initially dropped by FOX and later famously resurrected by NBC in 2018 for its final three seasons.


Braugher's castmates from Brooklyn 99 shared their loving tributes & condolences to the beloved actor, including Chelsea Peretti (Captain Holt's assistant, Gina Linetti) & Melissa Fumero (detective Amy Santiago).

Melissa Fumero's tribute to Andre Braugher.

Fumero shared in an Instagram post, "I will remember all the advice you gave me. I will remember all the times we laughed because your laugh was one of the all time greatest laughs to have ever existed."


"I will remember the deep love and loyalty you had for your family. I will remember it every time I ask work to make time for me to be with my family. I will remember how you sent me pictures of Fall trees in NJ because you knew how much I missed that time of year back east. I will remember you calling me Melly Fumé. I will remember so much."

Chelsea Peretti's tribute to Andre Braugher.

Peretti shared her sentiments about playing Raymond Holt's longtime sidekick on the series. "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 💔"

More tributes from the Brooklyn 99 cast & the comedy community.

The rest of the cast, friends & fans of Braugher's role from the comedy community shared their further condolences to him & his family. Long live 99! 

Terry Crews

Terry Crews played detective Terry Jeffords on Brooklyn 99

Joe Lo Truglio

Joe Lo Truglio as Charles Boyle on Brooklyn 99.
Joe Lo Truglio as Charles Boyle on Brooklyn 99. Courtesy of NBC.

Joe Lo Truglio played Charles Boyle, detective Jake Peralta's partner on Brooklyn 99 (view post here).

Joel McKinnon Miller

Joel McKinnon Miller played Skully on Brooklyn 99

Dirk Blocker

Dirk Blocker played Hitchcock on Brooklyn 99

Marc Evan Jackson

Marc Evan Jackson played Kevin cozner, Captain Holt's husband & a university head on Brooklyn 99

Vanessa Bayer

Vanessa Bayer & Andre Braugher on Brooklyn 99.
Vanessa Bayer & Andre Braugher on Brooklyn 99. Courtesy of NBC.

Vanessa Bayer played a recurring character, patrolman Debbie Fogle, on Brooklyn 99 (view post here). 

Allison Agosti

Alison Agosti was a writer on Brooklyn 99.

Laurie Kilmartin

Comedian Laurie Kilmartin shares her fandom for Braugher's performance on Brooklyn 99.

Jenny Johnson

Comedian & writer Jenny Johnson praises “Captain Raymond Holt forever” on Brooklyn 99.

Alan Zweibel

Comedian & SNL writer Alan Zweibel will miss the great actor.

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