Brad William Henke Dead – ‘Orange Is the New Black’ Actor Was 56

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Brad William Henke Dead - 'Orange Is the New Black' Actor Was 56

Brad William Henke has died at the age of 56.

The actor was best known for playing corrections officer Desi Piscatella in the Netflix series Orange Is the New Black, for which he won a SAG Award alongside the cast in 2017.

Brad passed away in his sleep on Monday (November 28).

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Deadline reports that Brad‘s family confirmed the tragic news, but no cause of death has been provided as of this time.

Brad was a former NFL player who played for the Denver Broncos and appeared in a Super Bowl game. After being forced to retire in 1994 because of injuries, he eventually segued into acting.

You might also recognize Brad from his roles in FX’s Justified, ABC’s Lost, and CBS All Access’ The Stand.

Brad is “survived by his mother, Tammy; his sister, Annette; his wife, Sonja; stepson Aaden; stepdaughter Leasa; and grandchild Amirah, hundreds of friends, fellow actors, and students,” according to the Deadline article.

We send our thoughts and condolences to his loved ones during this difficult time.

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