'Orange Is the New Black' actor Brad William Henke dies at 56: reviews

(NEXSTAR) – Former NFL participant and actor Brad William Henke died earlier this week on the age of 56, a number of retailers reported Thursday night.

Henke, identified for his function in “Orange Is the New Black,” died Tuesday, a rep instructed Selection, however didn’t point out a reason behind demise.

Members of the family instructed Deadline that Henke died in his sleep.

Henke’s profession took him to the NFL earlier than he discovered success performing, graduating from the College of Arizona, the place he performed defensive position, and becoming a member of the New York Giants in 1989, in keeping with his IMDB web page. He would go on to play in Tremendous Bowl XXIV with the Denver Broncos earlier than he retired in 1994 after struggling quite a few accidents.

Henke moved to Los Angeles, the place his performing profession began with a business and open name for “huge guys,” in keeping with Deadline. He would go on to look in quite a few well-known reveals together with “Justified,” “Legislation & Order: Particular Victims Unit,” “MacGyver,” “Longmire” and “The Workplace,” amongst others.

On “Orange Is the New Black,” Henke performed homosexual corrections officer Desi Piscatella, who had a principal function in Season 4 and 5.

Henke was born in Columbus, Nebraska and was beforehand married to Katelin Chesna. The couple divorced in 2008.