Brooklyn Nine-Nine and Homicide: Life on the Street star Andre Braugher dies

Andre Braugher has died.
Andre Braugher has died. Photo credit: Fox

Andre Braugher, who played the  uptight Captain Holt in the comedy series Brooklyn Nine-Nine, has died.

Braugher was 61 years old.

He also gained critical success with his role as Detective Frank Pembleton in the US police series Homicide: Life on the Street.

His death was confirmed by his publicist, Variety reported.

US publication People reported Braugher had been suffering from a "recent illness", but didn't specify what it was.

Braugher is survived by his wife and three children.