NCIS star Michael Weatherly announces sad death of younger brother Will

Michael Weatherly portrayed Special Agent Anthony ‘Tony’ DiNozzo in 13 seasons of the hit CBS drama NCIS.

The NCIS star confirmed his younger brother Will Weatherly sadly died on Saturday, April 29.

He took to Twitter over the weekend to announce the tragic news and included a touching photo of the brothers as young boys.

“My younger brother Will Weatherly shed his mortal coil on April 20th, 2023 and now continues his journey through the universe,” Weatherly wrote.

“He always liked to travel. As difficult as it is [to] say goodbye – for friends and family – we know there is a smile with his memory. Rest in peace, brother.”

Weatherly’s brother is also survived by four half-sisters, though the NCIS star keeps much of his personal life private.


Michael Weatherly as Jason Bull

NCIS star Michael Weatherly announces sad death of younger brother Will (Image: CBS)

After seeing his devastating news, several NCIS fans took to the comments to share their condolences.

@herbstkartoffel replied: “Wishing you and your family strength and your brother peace on his journey.”

Lesley Evans replied: “I’m so sorry for your loss, Michael. Let his love for travel inspire you to keep exploring and creating new memories in his honour.”

“I’m very sorry for your loss,” @ariane101 said. “Hopefully the happy memories you have will help you and your family get through this difficult time.”

Barbara Heathcote wrote: “So sorry for your loss Michael, my deepest sympathies to you and all your family.”

Michael Weatherly as Tony DiNozzo

NCIS: Michael Weatherly has teased the return of Agent DiNozzo (Image: CBS)

“Please take comfort in the fact you are in the thoughts of all of us who love and admire you.”

“Oh I am so, so sorry,” @welshwitch78 said. “My heartfelt condolences to you and your family.”

And Laurali Rox replied: “I lost my younger brother too soon as well.

“Know that where he is, he is happy. He is on yet another adventure, one he will share with you when you finally join him.”

Weatherly is also well-known for his role as the titular psychologist Dr Jason Bull in CBS’s popular legal drama Bull, which ran for six seasons.

After the series came to an end last year many fans have speculated he could be about to reprise his role as Agent DiNozzo for a guest spot on NCIS.

He has teased the possibility himself on several occasions, though nothing has been confirmed by CBS or the show’s producers just yet.

NCIS season 20 continues Mondays on CBS in the USA and is available to stream on Disney+ in the UK.

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