NCIS' Pauley Perrette supported by former co-stars after tragic family loss

In a heartfelt video, beloved NCIS actress Pauley Perrette recently shared the devastating news of her cousin Wayne’s passing. Emotionally, she expressed, “Everyone has their human, their person… for me, it was my cousin Wayne.” Remembering their close bond, she added, “He was everything to me, like a brother. We were like twins.” As she grapples with her loss, she admitted, “It’s been one year, and I still don’t know who I am without him.”

Pauley’s former NCIS co-stars rallied around her, showing their support during this difficult time. Lauren Holly commented, “Love u P. I know,” while Brian Dietzen added, “Love you P.”

Fans also flooded Pauley with messages of condolence and comfort. One fan expressed, “You are a beautiful human, and my heart bleeds for you. The worst part of getting older is the people we lose along the way. My sincerest condolences and a big warm virtual hug to you, Ms. Pauley. Remember Wayne with the smile you always had when you were together, and let him know he is loved and never ever forgotten.”

This tragic loss is not the first time Pauley has suffered the pain of losing a loved one. Earlier this year, she mourned the death of her father, who passed away from COVID-19 in January 2021. In an emotional social media post, she reflected on the devastating impact of the virus and the misinformation surrounding it. She wrote, “One year ago, my beloved dad died of #Covid. His political party told him it was fake, and like hundreds of thousands others, they killed him with that… There were no vaccines then, just exhausted healthcare workers, dead bodies all over, and me saying goodbye on a nurse’s cell phone.”

Through this heartbreaking loss, Pauley Perrette has shown immense strength and resilience. Her vulnerability and honesty resonate with fans and former co-stars alike, reminding us all of the power of love and support during times of grief.