‘NCIS: New Orleans’: Actress Rebecca Luker Reveals Her Devastating ALS Diagnosis

by Jeremy Spirogis
‘NCIS: New Orleans’: Actress Rebecca Luker Reveals Her Devastating ALS Diagnosis

It’s been just a few months since Lucas Black left his longtime function of Special Agent Christopher LaSalle on Season 6 of NCIS: New Orleans. Though many hope the actor will return, his character’s demise limits how he might return — if he needed to. Regardless, the episode additionally featured LaSalle’s mom, Rose. The actress who performed her, Rebecca Luker, has introduced a latest ALS analysis. Here’s what we all know.

Rebecca Luker performed Rose LaSalle on ‘NCIS: New Orleans’

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Rebecca Luker as Rose LaSalle and Lucas Black as Special Agent Christopher LaSalle | Sam Lotheridge/CBS by way of Getty Images

As the widow of Beau LaSalle (Mike Pniewski) and mom of Cade Lambert/LaSalle (Clayne Crawford) and Christopher LaSalle (Black), Rose LaSalle (Rebecca Luker) had her arms full.

Though Luker solely portrayed the half in three episodes spaced aside, she held the solutions about Cade’s psychological well being and Christopher’s countless pursuit of justice.

The final Luker’s Rose appeared on NCIS: New Orleans is the exact same episode that Christopher is killed: “Matthew 5:9.” The mom has now misplaced each of her boys leaving Luker no actual purpose to return to the NCIS set.

Luker is usually recognized within the theater world

Though NCIS: New Orleans followers know Luker as Rose LaSalle, Luker is definitely a longtime theater veteran. She’s a three-time Tony Award nominee for her work within the 2007 manufacturing of Mary Poppins. Following that, she appeared within the Off Broadway revival of Stephen Sondheim’s Passion.

According to IMDb, Luker “is the primary singer-actress to ever be nominated for a Tony Award for her efficiency as Magnolia in Show Boat. She additionally acquired “Tony, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics Circle Award nominations for her efficiency as Marian within the Broadway manufacturing of The Music Man.

Luker’s husband, Danny Burstein, at present stars in Moulin Rouge! The Musical.

That apart, Luker’s made a reputation for herself in mission slike Boardwalk Empire, The Good Wife, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, and within the 2012 movie Not Fade Away.

The actress posted the information of her ALS analysis

On Feb. 9, Luker took to Twitter to announce the information of her latest medical struggles.

“Hello friends,” she wrote. “I have some tough news. Late last year I was diagnosed with ALS. I have the best medical care in the world and the greatest support. My dear husband Danny has been an angel. I will get well. In the meantime, we fight and go forward. Keep us in your thoughts.”

ALS (Lou Gehrig’s illness), which stands for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, is “a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord,” based on the ALS Association. The web site additionally says the illness “strikes people between the ages of 40 and 70, and it is estimated there are at least 16,000 Americans who have the disease at any given time.”

Many chimed in to share their encouragement and assist — principally from the theater group.

“Beloved beauty Rebecca—You are such a gift to and light in this World. I love you so much, and I’m so grateful for the inspiration of your voice and presence. I’m sending you all of my love and many prayers. XOXO,” Betty Buckley tweeted.

“Colin and I are sending you and Danny all the positive energy and vibes and love we have. You’re a superhero,” Patti Murin said.

“Sweet Rebecca, you are one of the strongest people I know. You are not alone on this journey Sending you and Danny so much love,” Victoria Clark added.

While Luker’s future within the leisure trade is unknown, we’re sending all our greatest needs throughout this difficult time.

NCIS: New Orleans airs Sundays at 10 p.m. on CBS.

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