Following the death of Gary Glasberg, the showrunner of “NCIS” and creator of its spinoff “NCIS: New Orleans,” the CBS franchise’s cast and crew, as well as the rest of Hollywood, were quick to pay their respects.
The statement released on behalf of the “NCIS” cast and crew wrote, “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.”
“What sad a day this is. Gary Glasberg was a gentle man and gentleman loved by so many people. Send your love to his family,” wrote Michael Weatherly.
“Our hearts are collectively broken,” Pauley Perrette penned. “Our #NCIS show runner and boss Gary Glasberg has passed away. In shock and sadness. There are no words.
Another “NCIS” actor, Joe Spano, added, “I will so miss his intelligence, enthusiasm, and joy.
Wilmer Valderrama, who just joined the cast this season, wrote “#NCIS has lost an incredible man & leader, Gary Glasberg I’m grateful 4 ur trust & love, till we meet again. We’ll make you proud #RIP.”
“NCIS: New Orleans” actress Shalita Grant wrote, “A sad day. You touched so many lives and careers. An awesome boss and a wonderful man. May you rest in peace Gary!”
Her costar, Rob Kerkovich, added, “Incredibly sad day for the NCIS and NCISNOLA family. He literally changed the course of my life, and was a true joy to be around. RIP Gary.”
“We are heartbroken by the sudden loss of our leader and friend Gary Glasberg,” “NCIS” actor Rocky Carroll wrote. “To my NCIS family, I wish I was with u on set today.”
Melinda McGraw, known as Diane Sterling in “NCIS” wrote, “Heart broken to hear of Gary Glasberg’s passing and sending love to his family and #NCIS family.”
“May prayers be with your two young boys, you changed my life. Period,” wrote “NCIS” actor Duane Henry.
KaDee Strickland wrote, “Deeply saddened to hear of my friend #GaryGlasberg passing. Truly, one of the kindest humans I’ve known.”
Jon Cryer, who guest starred on “NCIS,” wrote, “Gary brought me into #NCIS. I’m stunned to hear this. So grateful that I got to work with him.”
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