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Good-Bye: Brad Michael Henke
He was fifty-five
Brad played the character of Denny in the film version of Choke
But it was his breakout role in 2017 playing Desi Piscatella, a gay corrections officer at Litchfield Federal Penitentiary on the hit Netflix series “Orange Is the New Black,” which earned him a SAG Award for outstanding performance by an ensemble in a comedy series.
He appeared in more than 40 films like “Bright, Fury,” “Me and You and Everyone We Know” and “Choke,” the latter of which won a Special Jury Prize for work by an ensemble cast at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival.
We kept in touch for years, and I was happy to see his career take off. This deeply bums me out. Denny has always been among my favorite characters, and Brad among my favorite real people.