Brad William Henke

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Brad William Henke, NFL player who turned to acting, dies at 56

Brad William Henke, a former NFL player who later turned to acting and became known for his role as a prison guard on “Orange Is the New Black,” died Tuesday. He was 56. His death was confirmed by his manager, Matt DelPiano, who said Henke died in his sleep but did not specify the location. He also did not cite a cause, but in May 2021, Henke posted on Instagram that he had a 90% blockage in an artery, and the next month, he said he had received two stents in his heart.
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ABC7 Los Angeles

'Orange Is the New Black' actor, former NFL player Brad William Henke dead at 56

Brad William Henke, a veteran character actor known for his work on "Orange Is the New Black" and other series, has died, according to his agent and manager. "Brad Henke 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," his manager, Matt DelPiano, wrote in a statement shared on Instagram. "Our thoughts are with his wife and family."
Yahoo Sports

Brad William Henke, NFL defensive lineman and actor, dies at 56

Brad William Henke, who played for the Broncos in Super Bowl XXIV and then found greater fame as an actor, has died at the age of 56. Henke had been open about his health struggles, posting on social media that he had been diagnosed with a 90 percent blockage in an artery, had received stents in his heart, and had a golf ball-sized tumor removed from his pancreas. Henke died peacefully in his home.