It was a sad day for Orange is the new black family…
Actor Brad William Henkewho played one of the guards, Desi Piscatella, in the popular movie Netflix drama, passed away on Tuesday. Follow the sources connected to the family through TMZ, he died in his sleep. Cause of death has not been announced. He’s only 56 years old.
Brad is best known for his lead role in OITNBand he was in one of the most notable scenes of the series when one of the show’s main characters, Poussey Washington (played by Samira Wiley), were killed.
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He also had roles in justifiable, Lost, Pacific rimand World Trade Center, among nearly 100 other credits. He switched to acting after retiring from NFL in 1994 due to an ankle injury. He plays college football at University of Arizona before he was drafted by New York Giants in 1989. He continued to play as a defensive midfielder for Dancer broncoseven in time super bowl XXIV against San Francisco 49ers. Wonderful!
his manager Matt DelPiano mourn his untimely loss, tell TMZ on Thursday:
“Brad is an incredibly kind man with fun energy. A very talented actor, he loves being part of this community….and we love him back too. Our thoughts are with his wife and family.
his agent Sheree Cohen add via NBC News:
“Henke is an avid fan of the NFL and UFC, a happy family man with a heart of gold, visits his mother often, loves to take his own children to soccer and gym games. tools and loves his dog Ruby.”
I left my mother tammyhis sister Annettehis wife sonjahis stepchild aadenhis stepdaughter leaseand his grandson A-mira, according to Cohen. Much love to all who are grieving his devastating loss. You can rest in peace.
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