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It's only been one day since we learned prominent TV producer and NCIS showrunner Gary Glasberg died in his sleep at the age of 50. He was gone too young and too soon, and a lot of people in the TV industry are feeling his absence today. This week, many of the people who spent time with Glasberg took to social media to respond to the news, including former NCIS cast member Michael Weatherly and various other members of the NCIS cast. You can check out their reactions, below.
Michael Weatherly notably left NCIS last season and has already moved on to other CBS project Bull. Regardless, he spent years on the set of the JAG spinoff and obviously had plenty of interaction with Gary Glasberg during that time.
Other longtime NCIS cast member Pauley Perrette had trouble putting her thoughts into words when she heard the tragic news.
Sean Murray, who has played Timothy McGee on NCIS through the show's tenure and into Season 13, also had his own somber thoughts.
CBS President Glenn Geller released his own statement. It's not via social media, but it doesn't make it any less heartfelt:
Today is an overwhelmingly sad day for NCIS, CBS and anyone who was blessed to spend time with Gary Glasberg. 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. Our heartfelt thoughts and sympathies go out to his wife, Mimi, his two sons and all his family and friends.
Finally, NCIS newcomer Wilmer Valderrama also shared his thoughts about the man who helped him to take on a reliable TV gig. He also contends that everyone on the show will work to make him proud, as NCIS finishes up a two-year contract.
Gary Glasberg started his career writing for nineties kids programs like Rugrats but then moved into the realm of live TV, producing such classics as Crossing Jordan and Bones before joining NCIS full time. He then went on to help create NCIS: New Orleans for the network. He was a juggernaut TV producer for some major networks and his ability to create memorable---and lasting---characters will certainly be missed.