A very popular actor and former NFL star has passed away.
Brad Henke, who starred in “Orange is the New Black,” passed away on Tuesday.
He was only 56 years old.
Henke reportedly passed away in his sleep, but we still do not have a cause of death.
He played a prison guard in “Orange is the New Black,” having been featured in one of the biggest moments of the show.
He was in the scene when character Poussey Washington was killed off the show.
Washington was played by actress Samira Wiley.
The show ran on Netflix from 2013 to 2019.
He has also had roles in some major hit shows, such as “Justified,” “Lost,” “ER,” “CSI,” “Judging Amy,” “Crossing Jordan,” “Dexter,” and “Chicago Hope.”
Henke has also been on the big screen, playing “Pacific Rim” and “World Trade Center.”
His manager, Mat DelPiano, stated, “Brad was an incredibly kind man of joyous energy.
“A very talented actor, he loved being a part of this community … and we loved him back. Our thoughts are with his wife and family.”
Prior to pursuing his acting career, Henke was a football star.
He played his college ball at the University of Arizona and played professionally for the New York Giants and Denver Broncos.
His career was cut short due to injuries, leaving the NFL in 1994.
He did, however, manage to get into the big game, playing for the Broncos in Superbowl XXIV.
Source: New York Post (Page Six)