The Wire actor Al Brown dies aged 83: ‘May his memory be a blessing’

Al Brown, the American actor best known for his role as Colonel Stan Valchek in the iconic television series The Wire, has died aged 83.

Brown passed away on Friday (US time) in Las Vegas after battling Alzheimer’s disease, his daughter, Jenny, told TMZ.

She told the media outlet her father loved stopping and chatting with his fans, and that he loved his job.

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A statement on Brown’s official Facebook page posted an official family statement.

“I am sad to let you know that angels came for Al yesterday morning, Friday, January 13, 2023,” the statement read.

“May his memory be a blessing to his family, his friends, and each of you. This page will remain as a testimony to Al’s work and love for his fans.”

Brown joined the cast of The Wire in 2002 and appeared in 20 episodes.

Outside of the HBO series, Brown is known for his appearance in Commander in Chief.

He has appeared in 22 television and film projects.

Before his career as an actor, Brown was a member of the US Air Force during his twenties.

He served two tours in Vietnam.

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