NCIS showrunner Gary Glasberg dies in Los Angeles at 50


The executive producer of TV's NCIS and creator of NCIS: New Orleans has died.

CBS said in a statement that Gary Glasberg died in his sleep on Wednesday. He was 50.

Gary Glasberg speaks during the panel discussion for the series

He joined NCIS as a producer and writer in 2009 and became its showrunner in 2011. He launched the New Orleans version of the show in 2014.

CBS Television President David Stapf said Gary "brought kindness, integrity and class to everything he did."

His other television credits include Shark, The Mentalist, Crossing Jordan and Bones.

He is survived by his wife, Mimi Schmir, and their two sons, Dash and Eli.A memorial service is planned for next month.