'NCIS' Season 11 finale to address Ralph Waite's death

ralph-waite-ncis-cbs.jpgAfter 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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