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Gary Glasberg, NCIS tribute

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It's been less than a week since the death of NCIS' beloved showrunner Gary Glasberg, but the drama still took a moment tonight to honor him. 

At the end of tonight's new episode, a title card appeared which read, "In loving memory of Gary Glasberg," along with the statement that was released by CBS following the announcement of his death. 

"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."

Glasberg has been at the helm of NCIS since 2911, after having joined the show as a co-executive producer in 2009. He also created the spinoff series NCIS: New Orleans in 2014. 

He died suddenly in his sleep last Wednesday, and much of the TV world mourned his loss, especially the cast he had so closely worked with for the last seven years.

"Our hearts are collectively broken," NCIS star Pauley Perrette tweeted. "Our NCIS show runner and boss Gary Glasberg has passed away. In shock and sadness. There are no words." 

"What sad a day this is," tweeted Michael Weatherly. "Gary Glasberg was a gentle man and gentleman loved by so many people. Send your love to his family." 

NCIS airs Tuesdays at 8 p.m. on CBS.