When “NCIS: Los Angeles” returns for a new episode, the team will be saying goodbye to much-beloved cast member Miguel Ferrer. Ferrer had died on January 19 after losing his battle to throat cancer. He passed away at the age of 61.
Following his loss, his family at the hit CBS show quickly issued a statement on his death saying ” Today, NCIS: LOS ANGELES lost a beloved family member. Miguel was a man of tremendous talent who had a powerful dramatic presence on screen, a wicked sense of humor, and a huge heart,” said the show.
Cast mourns the loss of Miguel Ferrer.
For more than seven seasons, Ferrer had played the role of NCIS Assistant Director Owen Granger. Following his death, his fellow cast members expressed their sorrow in losing Ferrer too soon. LL Cool J tweeted, ” Love you my brother. I’m glad you smiled and stayed strong until the finish. Sleep well in the arms of the almighty.” Meanwhile, Chris O’Donnell posted a photo of himself with Ferrer on Instagram saying, ” We lost a good one today. Miguel, I was proud to call you my friend, I will miss you.”
On the other hand, “NCIS” star Pauley Perette also sent out a tweet on Ferrer’s death saying, ” Heart goes out to all friends and family of @Miguel_J_Ferrer.” At the same time, former “NCIS” star Michael Weatherly also tweeted a touching message saying ” My heart is heavy today and I spend this evening thinking about what a wonderful time I had in Miguel’s company. Goodnight, Miguel.”
“NCIS: Los Angeles” says goodbye to Miguel Ferrer in upcoming March 5 episode.
Following his death, the show plans to pay tribute to Ferrer during its upcoming March 5 episode. According to a report from WVXU, the episode is entitled “Old Tricks.” The story will center on a retirement home resident being kidnapped and the NCIS team having to team up with a pair of con artists who regularly go from home to home to scam the elderly out of their own money. In the same episode, O’Donnell’s character Agent G. Callen will also confront his father on his own illegal activity and the danger it places on their family.
In the upcoming episode, the show will also feature Ferrer singing a version of Bob Dylan’s “Knocking On Heaven’s Door” which he had performed with his very own band, The Jenorators. A remembrance title card will also appear at the end of the show.
Love you my brother. I'm glad you smiled and stayed strong until the finish. Sleep well in the arms of the almighty. ??
Love Todd pic.twitter.com/WG6nwwPuMh
— LLCOOLJ. (@llcoolj) January 20, 2017
My heart is heavy today and I spend this evening thinking about what a wonderful time I had in Miguel's company. Goodnight, Miguel. https://t.co/pGx1xBCfut
— Michael Weatherly (@M_Weatherly) January 20, 2017
— Pauley Perrette (@PauleyP) January 20, 2017
In loving memory of Miguel Ferrer. He will be forever missed. pic.twitter.com/RRB8Kivo6J
— NCIS LA (@NCISLA) January 19, 2017