Apparently so. I hate it. I loved that character. It'll be like a missing puzzle piece in the ensemble! -- Perhaps this means the entire series will be winding down in a season or 2? I really hope not, but all things come to an end, eventually. :-/
I was sad when Kate was killed off and thought the series would never be the same. It turned out to be a great move when they brought Ziva on, I love her character and I'm really not happy about her leaving the show. I'm VERY curious who her replacement will be. Will it be a man, a woman, an agent already seen on the show at one time or another???