Tragedy struck on Monday after news broke that Legendary actor André Braugher died at 61.

According to The Daily Wire, Braugher died after a brief illness. Braugher has starred in several hits, including Brooklyn Nine-Nine, which won him two Critics Choice Awards for Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series. Braugher received four Emmy Award nominations for his role as Captain Ray Holt in the critically acclaimed series.

Tributes began pouring for the legendary actor from his co-stars on Brooklyn Nine-Nine. Terry Crews, who played Terry Jeffords in the comedy series, said he was honored to have spent eight years working with Braugher.

“Can’t believe you’re gone so soon. I’m honored to have known you, laughed with you, worked with you and shared 8 glorious years watching your irreplaceable talent,” Crews wrote. “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. Deepest condolences to your wife and family in this difficult time. You showed me what a life well lived looks like.”

Marc Evan Jackson, who played Braugher’s husband on the comedy show, described him as a genius who elevated every moment.

“Andre Braugher was a giant, a genius, an artist, a legend, and a force,” Jackson said in a statement. “Andre elevated every moment he came anywhere near, and it was an honor to have known and worked with him. My deepest condolences to his family, and all those who like all of us, loved him very much.”

Chelsea Peretti, Braugher’s assistant on the show, said she was lucky to have worked with Braugher on Brooklyn nine-nine.

“Love you. Will miss your dulcet tones,” Peretti wrote. “Forever lucky to have gone on such a journey with you. Ringside seat. You were so funny to me and the epitome of still waters run deep. I will always cherish our conversations, often with me hanging in your doorway barring your exit, and the insane opportunity to be your sidekick.

Braugher also starred alongside Dennis Quaid in the critically praised film Frequency in 2000 and in the independent feature A Better Way to Die.