Brad William Henke's Cause of Death?

Brad William Henke, a character actor possibly best known for his work on Orange Is the New Black, was recently reported to have died at the age of 56.

His impressive physical stature was surpassed only by his larger-than-life presence on any screen he graced

His passing seemed quite sudden — here's what we know about Brad William Henke's cause of death.

TVLine reported that the "NFL player-turned-actor, who portrayed prison guard Desi Piscatella on Orange Is the New Black, has died at the age of 56.

" He passed away in his sleep on Tuesday, Nov. 29. As of the time of this writing, a cause of death has not been made public

However, in May 2021, Brad uploaded a video to Instagram from a hospital detailing his recent heart surgery.

"I just survived a 90 percent blockage of my artery," the actor revealed. "I could have had a heart attack any day, but I just got it fixed."

In what feels devastating now, Brad ended the video by saying, "The rest of my time on this planet is a gift and I'm gonna take advantage of it."

Before he discovered acting, Brad did, indeed, play professional football. "He was drafted in 1989 in the fourth round by the New York Giants

Based on his choices, it's clear Brad felt real love for his career.

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