The NCIS community is mourning a huge loss, after news broke on Wednesday that Gary Glasberg, the executive producer of NCIS and creator of its offshoot NCIS: New Orleans, died suddenly in his sleep. He was 50 and is survived by his wife of 20 years and their two sons.

The cast and crew of NCIS issued a collective statement Wednesday, saying: "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."

Many of the NCIS and NCIS: New Orleans casts also took to Twitter to express individual condolences. Below is a roundup of their posts.

NCIS boss Gary Glasberg dead at 50

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