Television actor Ralph Waite passed away Thursday afternoon, according to reports.
Waite starred as Papa Walton on CBS series “The Waltons.” Waite was not only the most notable role in “The Waltons” he also occasionally directed the series.
Waite reportedly died at his Palm Desert home Thursday around 11:00 a.m.
More recently Waite starred in recurring roles on TV series “Days of Our Lives” and “NCIS”.
Ralph Waite was born June 22, 1928.
R.I.P. Ralph Waite. My friend, my co-worker … as Probie's father.
— Muse Watson (@MuseWatson) February 14, 2014
So terribly heartbroken to hear Ralph Waite has passed away. Know for The Waltons' and most recently #NCIS. He was 86. R.I.P. Gibbs Sr 8(
— Carmen😈 (@WrigleyCub220) February 14, 2014
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