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Gary Glasberg, ‘NCIS’ showrunner, dead at 50

29 September 2016 Entertainment News

Fourth Estate Staff

Hollywood, CA, United States (4E) – “NCIS” showrunner , Gary Glasberg , is dead at 50 years old and accordingly, he passed away suddenly in his sleep.

Glasberg joined “NCIS” in 2009 as a co-executive producer and writer before he became the showrunner in 2011. In 2014, he created the spinoff , “NCIS: New Orleans.” “NCIS” said in a statement, "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."

CBS president Glenn Geller also released a statement saying that today is an overwhelmingly sad day not only for the show but for CBS as a whole and to anyone who were able to spend time with Glasberg . He added that Glasberg is a cherished friend, a gifted creative voice, a respected leader, and a person whose warmth and kindness was felt by the people around him.

David Stapf , president of CBS Television Studios, also expressed his condolences for the family of Glasberg . He described Glasberg as kind and brought integrity and class to everything that he did. Stapf added that Glasberg is a remarkable talent not only as a writer but also as a producer.

Glasberg recently signed a three-year deal with CBS that would have extended his duties and responsibilities for “NCIS” and “NCIS: New Orleans” until 2019.

The showrunner is survived by his wife, Mimi Schmir , and their two sons, Dash and Eli, his father, Edwin, and his sister, Mindy. A memorial service is set to take place in October. As of now, the family of Glasberg requested for privacy during their time of grieving.

The cause of death of Glasberg is yet to be released. There have been no past reports regarding health-related conditions concerning Glasberg .