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Actor, Chicago native Andre Braugher died of lung cancer, publicist says

Publicist reveals Andre Braugher died of lung cancer
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CHICAGO (CBS) -- A cause of death was revealed Thursday for beloved actor and Chicago native Andre Braugher.

A publicist for the actor said he died from lung cancer.

He died Monday at the age of 61.

Braugher was an Emmy-winning actor known for roles in numerous television series including "Brooklyn Nine-Nine," "Men of a Certain Age" and "Homicide: Life on the Street."

Braugher was born in Chicago in 1962, and grew up in the West Side's Austin neighborhood. He graduated from St. Ignatius College Prep on the Near West Side in 1980, and went on to earn a bachelor of arts from Stanford University and a master of fine arts from Juilliard in New York City. 

After making his film debut in 1989's "Glory," Braugher achieved widespread recognition in 1993 for his role as Det. Frank Pembleton in "Homicide: Life on the Street." He spent six seasons on the show and was nominated for best lead actor at the 1996 and 1998 Emmy awards, winning in '98.

Braugher left the show after the 1998 season, but returned in 2000 for the made-for-TV movie "Homicide: The Movie." He also played the Pembleton character in a 1996 episode of "Law & Order."

Braugher then went on to star in the critically acclaimed TNT series "Men of a Certain Age." While the show only ran for two seasons, Braugher picked up two more Emmy nods in the best supporting actor category.

Braugher played Capt. Raymond Holt on all eight seasons of the police sitcom "Brooklyn Nine-Nine." Braugher racked up four more Emmy nominations for his portrayal of the stern, deadpan police captain.

Braugher was also known for his voice work, appearing in several episodes of Netflix's "Bojack Horseman," and in the animated films "Superman/Batman: Apocalypse," for which he voiced Darkseid, and Dreamworks' "Spirit Untamed."

Braugher earned a total of 11 Emmy nominations throughout his career, along with two Golden Globe nods and 22 NAACP Image Award nominations.

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