During Tuesday night’s episode of “NCIS,” fans may have noticed a tribute to one of the franchise’s former crew members.
During the ending credits in the episode titled, “Misconduct,” viewers could see a title card that paid homage to a late crew member. Shannon Souci died on April 19 at the age of 55. During the brief tribute, the show featured an image of Soucie. The title card read: “In memory of our friend and colleague Shannon Soucie. We will miss you.”
After the episode aired, Diona Reasonover, who stars as Kasie Hines on “NCIS,” shared a screenshot of the tribute to Instagram. Reasonover also shared that Tuesday’s episode was dedicated to Soucie.
Reasonover revealed that she wasn’t “on the show nearly as long as most of the crew and wasn’t lucky enough to know Shannon as long as most.” She added, “was one of the folks who welcomed me with kind, open arms. I’ll really miss her smile.”
‘NCIS’ Castmember Pays Homage to Late Crewmember
In the comments, fans quickly offered up their condolences. One user wrote, “so sorry for your loss.” Someone else added, “praying for her family, friends, and colleagues.”
Although fans may not recognize her face, they know her for her work. During her time on “NCIS,” Soucie worked in the hair department during the show’s third season, from 2005 to 2006. Since then, she remained a part of the crew for 15 years up until her death.
The head of “NCIS’s” hair department, Carla Dean, said Soucie was “always happy and smiling, wanting everyone to be okay.” She added that Soucie “was the best haircutter.”
When she wasn’t working, Soucie loved playing short-stop for her softball team. She was very proud that she and her team won several division championships.
Moreover, the “NCIS” crew, remembered her for being an avid baseball fan. Her cast members knew about her love of baseball and how she could carry on a conversation about the sport.
In addition to “NCIS,” she also worked on projects such as Primary Colors, Man in the Moon, and The Last Samurai. She also worked on TV series including “Lois & Clark,” “CSI,” and “JAG.”
In 2000, Soucie was part of a team nominated for an Emmy award for “Outstanding Hairstyling for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special” for her work in the musical/fantasy film, Geppetto.