Gary Glasberg, the showrunner and creator of NCIS, has died on September 28, 2016, in Los Angeles at the age of 50. He was an American television writer and producer. He was born in New York City.
Glasberg started out writing for animated shows such as Rugrats, Duckman and Aaahh!!! Real Monsters. Glasberg’s credits include Crossing Jordan, The street, The Evidence, Bones, Shark and The Mentalist. At the time of his death, he was the writer for NCIS. Sometime after Glasberg obtained the title of Showrunner for NCIS.
The cast and crew of NCIS said in a statement knowing 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.”
CBS Entertainment president, Glenn Geller added: “Today is a tremendously sad day for NCIS, CBS and anyone who was blessed to spend time with Gary Glasberg. We have lost a beloved 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.”
Glasberg was married to writer Mimi Schmir and had two sons. He died in his sleep on September 28, 2016, in Los Angeles at the age of 50.