Why Is Leroy Jethro Gibbs Leaving NCIS? Does The Actor Have Throat Cancer?

Why Is Leroy Jethro Gibbs Leaving NCIS? Does The Actor Have Throat Cancer?

Leroy Jethro Gibbs is leaving NCIS after having a long-lasting imprint in the show NCIS. What’s the reason for his exit?

Leroy Jethro Gibbs is a character played by Mark Harmon.

The existence of the character began in 2003 and his disappearance from the show is in 2021. 

Other dramas that Mark Harmon has starred in are Chicago Hope, Adventures from the Book of Virtues, etc.

Why Is Leroy Jethro Gibbs Leaving NCIS?

Yes, Leroy Jethro Gibbs is leaving NCIS after entertaining his audience for nearly two decades. 

We all know that the special agent Leroy Jethro is just only a fictional character of NCIS, CBS’s long-running TV series. But, the reel-life character is brought to life by actor Mark Harmon. 

And, people are still not over it. It is agreed that there are some special reel characters that feel as if it’s a real part and play a fundamental feature in the drama’s success. And, Leroy Jethro Gibbs is one of them.

As noted in The Sun, Leroy Jethro will return in the future seasons of the show in a guest capacity. Rumors are that the role of Gibbs has a replacement, however, it’s not confirmed yet. 

Although Leroy Jethro Gibbs is having a final goodbye from the series, the real person Mark Harmon will still continue to be a part of the show as the executive producer.

Actor Mark Harmon Throat Cancer

There are past rumors of Mark Harmon being diagnosed with throat cancer.

Some people even reached this conclusion after they noticed the change in his voice. Amidst all these health and cancer rumors, the actor himself has never made any confirmations on anything till now as far as we know.

Leroy Jethro Gibbs Mark Harmon Wife 

Leroy Jethro Gibbs had a wife named Shannon Fielding in NCIS. And, he had built a happy family with his wife along with their daughter Kelly.

However, that happy family life never lasted as his wife and daughter were killed by Pedro Hernandez. Later, after avenging them, the NCIS character Leroy remarried three times again.

Moreover, Gibbs’ portrayer Mark Harmon has a wife named Pam Dawber as per Cheat Sheet.

He has been blissfully spending his married life with Pam for almost 35 years. Mark’s life partner was also involved in the acting industry in the past.

Mark Harmon Net Worth

Mark Harmon’s net worth is estimated at around $100 million by Celebrity Networth.

As per the said site, he earns $525,000 per episode for his role in the crime investigation series NCIS.