NCIS showrunner Gary Glasberg died suddenly on Wednesday morning, passing away in his sleep. He was 50.
A statement from the NCIS cast and crew reads: “Gary was our rock, our cheerleader, our team captain. He inspired us with his leadership, his creative instincts and keen insight. NCIS will not be the same without him, and each of us will miss his smiling face and unwavering humor, which lifted us every day.”
Source and more: TVLine
“Today is an overwhelmingly sad day for ‘NCIS,’ CBS and anyone who was blessed to spend time with Gary Glasberg,” said CBS Entertainment. “We have lost a cherished friend, gifted creative voice, respected leader and, most memorably, someone whose warmth and kindness was felt by all around him.”
Source and more: Variety
NCIS is currently renewed through Season 15 in 2017.