Terry Crews Celebrates Brooklyn Nine-Nine Reunion for Braugher

Crews Reflects on Brooklyn Nine-Nine Cast and Braugher's Legacy

by Zain ul Abedin
Terry Crews Celebrates Brooklyn Nine-Nine Reunion for Braugher
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Terry Crews recently shared heartfelt reflections on the cherished reunion of the "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" cast, a gathering deeply infused with the spirit of remembrance for their beloved co-star Andre Braugher. In an exclusive conversation with PEOPLE during the "America's Got Talent" Season 19 red carpet event, Crews, aged 55, delved into the emotional fabric of the meetup in New York City, underscoring the collective mourning and celebration of Braugher's legacy, who passed away following a battle with lung cancer at the age of 61.

The reunion, occurring earlier this month, was not just a moment to reconnect but a poignant tribute to Braugher, whose portrayal of Captain Raymond Holt was integral to the comedy series' success. Crews reflected on the blend of laughter and tears that marked the event, emphasizing the profound impact of their shared experiences on and off the screen.

"It was our time to reminisce and just think about how special our time together was," Crews recounted, highlighting the mix of joy and sorrow that accompanies the memory of a lost friend and colleague.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine Reunion

"Brooklyn Nine-Nine," which concluded its eight-season run in 2021, is celebrated for its comedic exploration of the lives of NYPD's 99th Precinct's staff.

Crews' portrayal of Sergeant Terry Jeffords was a key component of a show cherished for its humor, heart, and the unique chemistry among its characters. The series' longevity and impact, Crews notes, are rarities in the television landscape, underscoring the special bond shared by the cast.

"We'll always be a family. We'll always be connected," he stated, reflecting on the enduring ties that bind them. The loss of Braugher in December 2023 resonated deeply with Crews and the entire "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" family. Crews' Instagram tribute to Braugher was a testament to their profound respect and affection for the actor, marking the sorrow of his early departure while celebrating the brilliance he brought to his role and the lives of those he worked with.

The cast's reunion, captured in a joyful Instagram post by Crews and co-star Melissa Fumero, showcased the enduring spirit of "Brooklyn Nine-Nine." The image, featuring smiles and shared memories, served as a public affirmation of their tight-knit bond, three years post the series finale.

The gathering, which also included Joel McKinnon Miller and Dirk Blocker, was a vivid reminder of the series' legacy of camaraderie, both onscreen and off. Crews' message, "Nine Nine Forever," encapsulates the timeless nature of their connection, a sentiment echoed by fans and cast members alike, as they continue to navigate the joys and sorrows of life, forever united by their time on "Brooklyn Nine-Nine."