ralph waite ncis cbs 'NCIS' Season 11 finale to address Ralph Waite's deathAfter losing one of their own earlier this month, “NCIS” is making plans to acknowledge the passing of TV vet Ralph Waite before Season 11 concludes.

“[Showrunner] Gary Glasberg and the writers are working on something special to address the passing of Ralph Waite in the season finale,” a CBS spokesperson tells TVLine,” to honor both the memory of Ralph, as well as the character of Jackson Gibbs.”

Beginning in Season 6, Waite made a total of seven appearances as Gibbs’ dad, most recently in this past November’s “Better Angels.”

Waite passed away on Feb. 13 at the age of 85.

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