BRAD William Henke's final Instagram post has been revealed after the ex-NFL player and actor's mysterious death at age 56.
Henke hadn't been very active on social media in recent months and his final post showed him doing "jiujitsu" in a garage.
"Saturday morning jujutsu in my garage," the actor wrote on August 13 in his final message on the platform.
"Hope you are all well – I’m going to try not to look at Instagram for a month because I waste too much time looking at the reels."
The Orange is the New Black star posted a selfie working out, along with photos of his dogs, which appear to be a Lab and an Australian Shepherd.
The post was flooded with messages from fans who shared their heartbreak over Henke's death.
"So many fur babies… lost their daddy… and we lost a great actor and wonderful person," one wrote. "Rest In Peace."
"It can't be true!!! I'm so heartbroken," said another.
"You were so incredibly talented. This is heartbreaking," a third said.
Henke's family announced that he passed away on November 29.
He died in his sleep and a cause of death was not revealed.
"Brad was an incredibly kind man of joyous energy," his manager told TMZ.
"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 took to social media to discuss his health challenges during the past few years.
In May 2021, he revealed in an Instagram video that he "survived a 90percent blockage" of his artery.
"I could have had a heart attack a day, but I just got it fixed," he said.
He reminded fans to get a yearly physical, as his doctor was the one who told him to get his arteries checked.
"The rest of my time on this planet is a gift," he said.
"And I'm going to take advantage of it."
Henke, a native of Colorado, is probably best known for his roles on Netflix's Orange is the New Black and Dexter.
However, before his acting career kicked off, he played football at the University of Arizona and was drafted by the New York Giants in 1989.
He played for the Denver Broncos before retiring in 1994.
After leaving the NFL, he took up acting.
He got his start by doing a commercial and guest starring on ET, Chicago Hope, Silk Stockings, Nash Bridges, and Arli$$, Deadline reported.
Henke starred on a show called Nikki, starring Nikki Cox, in 2000 to 2002.
Henke took on other roles on CSI, Crossing Jordan, and Judging Amy.
He also worked on the movies The Assassination of Richard Nixon, Me and You and Everyone We Know, Must Love Dogs, The Zodiac, North Country, World Trade Center, and Hollywood.
Finally, he was cast as Tony Tucci on Dexter.
He then played Bram on Lost from 2009 to 2010, and from 2016 to 2018 he played Desi Piscatella, a gay corrections officer, on Orange is the New Black.
Most recently, he worked on Law & Order: SVU and the 2022 films Block Party and Run & Gun, according to Deadline.
Henke leaves behind his wife Sonja, stepson Aaden and stepdaughter named Leasa.
Henke also had a grandchild name Amirah.
He is also survived by his mother Tammy and his sister Annette.
His father Bill predeceased him.
Henke was previously married to Katelin Chesna from 2001 to 2008.
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