Home Entertainment Brad William of Orange is the New Black is Dead

Brad William of Orange is the New Black is Dead



Brad William Henke, a former pro football player who later moved on to a prolific acting career is dead.

Henke’s manager Matt DelPiano said the actor died in his sleep on November 29, at the age of 56. The cause of his death was not disclosed.

He said;

“Brad 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. Our thoughts are with his wife and family.” 


Henke’s most famous role came when he portrayed gay corrections officer Desi Piscatella in the Netflix hit “Orange Is the New Black.” That role gained made him status as a sex symbol in the bear community, a sub-section of the gay community that loves a larger and hairier man.

Henke was born in Columbus, Nebraska, and raised in Littleton, Colorado. Henke played college football at the University of Arizona and was drafted by the New York Giants in 1989 before going on to play on the defensive line for the Denver Broncos, including at 1990’s Super Bowl XXIV versus that year’s winner, the San Francisco 49ers.

He retired from the league in 1994 due to ankle injuries and moved to Los Angeles to pursue coaching, but found a new career in acting.

Previous articleFormer NFL Quarterback, Jalen Kitna Released From Jail After Being Arrested For Child Pornography
Next article“Russia-Ukraine war: ‘We need to become brothers in arms once more” – French president Emmanuel Macron tells Joe Biden on state visit to White House
An International Stringer, PR Expert, Travel & Active Adventure Reporter, and Fashion Contributor, Living in a Country of Which Divides the World Into Two Equal Halves - The Republic of Ghana to Be Exact. I Can Be South African Sometimes, and Can Be Visibly Spotted in the City of Gold, Johannesburg. I AM AN ERA!