NCIS and 24 star Gregory Itzin has died at the age of 74.
Jon Cassar, who was both executive producer and director of the popular FOX series 24, confirmed the news on Twitter.
He shared: “My friend Greg Itzin passed away today. He was one of the most talented actors I’ve had the privilege of working with, but other than that, he was an all-round great guy.
“He will be missed by his 24-year-old family, who had nothing but love and respect for him. You’ve made a name for yourself, now rest in peace friend.”
The actor’s cause of death is still unknown.
Many fans responded to the tweet, praising the TV star, with one writing: “Masterful artist and an even finer human being. We are fewer.”
Another added, “RIP to an amazing actor and ultimate villain from 24. He was a pleasure to watch and happy to hear he was even more fun to work with.”
While one fan recalled meeting the star, “He was so nice to the fans at Star Trek Las Vegas.
“One of my fondest memories was the long conversation I had with him there. He made everyone laugh. Such an interesting person and so nice.”
Gregory played Charles Logan in 24, a traitorous politician who eventually becomes President of the United States and made his debut in season four.
The role earned Gregory two Emmy nominations and he was also recognized as part of a SAG Award-nominated ensemble.
After 24, Gregory has appeared on other popular shows including The Mentalist, Mob City as well as NCIS, where he guest-starred in an episode in early 2020.
He also showed his talent on stage and was nominated for a Tony Award in 1994 for his role in The Kentucky Cycle.
Gregory began his career on the small screen in the late 1970s, where he had roles in everything from Charlie’s Angels to Judging Amy, Friends and Star Trek.
Gregory is survived by his wife Judie and their adult children Wilke and Julia.
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