NCIS: New Orleans Kills Off Original Series Regular - 'The Show Has Been So Good to Me'

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NCIS: New Orleans said goodbye to an original cast member on Tuesday night, and it was quite the tearjerker.

On NCIS: New Orleans Season 6 Episode 6, Special Agent Christopher Lasalle decided it was time to avenge his brother. 

To do so, he tracked the drug ring he believed to be responsible for Cade's murder. The explosive installment, titled "Matthew 5:9," kicked off with LaSalle getting led to the cabin where his brother was killed. 

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Before getting a moment to grieve, a gunman arrived on the scene, and Lasalle had to spring into action to save the woman who showed him the crime scene. 

Lasalle was not about to let the woman get shot, so he ran towards the man. In doing so, he got shot multiple times in the abdomen and right arm. 

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Pride was one of the first people on the scene and prepared to send Lasalle to the best trauma hospital that they could get him to on time. 

There was an emergency surgery, which the agent survived. Just when he seemed to be out of the woods, his vitals took a hit, and the monitors started beeping. 

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It was the end for him. His final words were to his brother, "Let's go fishing, Cade...."

The hospital staff battled to revive him, but it was too late. Lasalle was pronounced dead as the rest of his team looked on in horror. 

Lucas Black was with the show since the backdoor pilot which aired as an episode of the original NCIS in 2014, so his death is a big deal. 

“We had an amazing run with Lucas Black, and he has been such an important part of our NCIS: New Orleans team,” showrunners Christopher Silber and Jan Nash. said in a statement.

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“We are sad to see him go, but happy he will have more time to spend with his family.”

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CBS dropped an official video of the cast reacting to the explosive news.

Lucas Black also took to social media with the following statement:

Proud to play a character in law enforcement. One that represents law enforcement in a positive and uplifting way Sacrificing his life to serve the people and keeping peace.”

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“Thank you all! Really appreciate the love and support from you! My time on NCIS: New Orleans was an amazing experience!”

Watch the video of the cast reactions below. 

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