“I’m very sorry to learn of the passing of my friend, Dr. Roscoe Brown. Dr. Brown was a true Bronx legend, and was dedicated to serve the people of the borough he called home. From his time as a Tuskegee Airman, to his service as the president of Bronx Community College and beyond, Dr. Brown was a model of service and a true friend of The Bronx. He will be sorely missed.

“My thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends during this difficult time,” said Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr.