died after being diagnosed with lung .
The and Homicide star at the age of 61.
His death was announced by his long-time publicist Jennifer Allen, leading to and grief from fans around the world.
After an initial announcement that he had died following a ‘brief illness,’ it has now been confirmed that Braugher died from lung cancer.
Allen confirmed to The New York Times that the star had been diagnosed with the disease some months ago.
During his established career, Braugher was nominated for a huge 11 Emmy Awards – four of which were for his role in Brooklyn Nine-Nine, and ended .
He received an Emmy in 1998 for outstanding lead actor in a drama series following his role as Detective Frank Pembleton in Homicide: Life On The Street – which ran from 1993 until 1999.
His Brooklyn Nine-Nine co-stars Terry Crews were among those remembering the star for his ‘irreplaceable talent’, as they mourned his sudden death.
Crews, who played Lieutenant Terry Jeffords in the comedy, paid tribute to US star Braugher who was ‘gone so soon’, ending the caption with #ninenine in reference to a fan-favourite saying on the show.
‘I’m honoured to have known you, laughed with you, worked with you and shared eight glorious years watching your irreplaceable talent,’ Crews said on Instagram.
‘This hurts. You left us too soon. 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.
‘…You showed me what a life well lived looks like.’
Melissa Fumero, who played Amy Santiago in the acclaimed sitcom, shared heartfelt memories of her time with Braugher in her own tribute.
Taking to Instagram, she said she would remember all of Braugher’s advice and ‘all the times we laughed because your laugh was one of the all time greatest laughs to have ever existed.’
Fumero added: ‘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. I really thought I’d see you again.’
Braugher is survived by his wife, Ami, and their three sons.
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