NCIS is going to be rough tonight. Saying farewell to Gibbs dad will be very sad. They are also giving a farewell to TV legend Ralph Waite. It will be an appropriate season finale.
It seems that celebrity deaths come in threes. First it was Shirley Temple Black and Sid Caesar, then today it was Ralph Waite. Entertainers come into our lives to make them brighter and to add some levity in the rough world we live in and when they pass its sad and like a part of us has gone with them. We will remember these three for their great works. Rest in peace Mrs. Black, Mr. Caesar and Mr. Waite. You have earned a final applause and curtain call.
Ralph Waite, a hard-working actor best known for his role as the father on CBS’ hit drama “The Waltons” during the 1970s but more recently seen in recurring roles on “NCIS” and “Days of Our Lives,” has died. He was 85.