'NCIS' Star Brian Dietzen Speaks out About Michael Busbee's Death

NCIS star Brian Dietzen has taken to social media to speak out about the untimely death of Michael Busbee, saying that he was "absolutely devastated" to hear the news. Dietzen — who plays Jimmy on NCIS — went on to say that "Busbee was kind, caring, and always had a smile and warm words for everyone in my family." He later added, "Sending all my love to his wife and kids. Gone far too soon, but made a huge impact on those who knew him."

Busbee was a Grammy-nominated songwriter and producer who worked with mega-stars such as Pink, Garth Brooks, and Shakira.

A few of Dietzen's followers have since commented on the memorial post, with one tweeting back, "I'm sorry for your loss, Brian. Such sad news. Praying for the family."

Many other celebrities have since come out to mourn Busbee's death, with singer Maren Morris seemingly being the one to break the tragic news.

"This just doesn't seem fair. I will always love you and the songs and albums I was lucky to make with you, Busbee. Rest well, my sweet friend," she wrote in a Sunday night tweet.

"I absolutely can't accept the loss of mine and Gwen's friend Michael (Busbee)," The Voice judge Blake Shelton added. "Too much to say for social media. Too much pain and unfairness period. I guess sometimes you gotta dig extra EXTRA deep for peace to continue to have faith. And I will because Michael ALWAYS had faith."

"If the news about Busbee is true, it's a sad sad day for the world of music. Have been listening to his work my whole life, continually surprised by how often he's on a track and I didn't even know it. Superstar producer. Rest peacefully Michael," another Twitter user wrote.


Busbee was 43 years old at the time of his death.

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