Actor David McCallum, best known for his role on the television series “NCIS,” has passed away at the age of 90. His family confirmed his death, stating that he died of natural causes at New York Presbyterian Hospital surrounded by loved ones. McCallum’s son described him as a kind and loving father who always put his family first. The network also paid tribute to the actor, calling him a gifted performer and author whose legacy will live on through his family and the countless hours of film and television he contributed to.
Born in Scotland, McCallum rose to fame in the 1960s with his role in the spy series “The Man From U.N.C.L.E.” He earned critical acclaim and Emmy nominations for his portrayal of agent Illya Kuryakin. McCallum continued to work steadily in both film and television, appearing in notable projects such as “The Great Escape” and “A Night to Remember.” He made a memorable appearance in the sci-fi series “The Outer Limits” and later enjoyed a successful run as chief medical examiner Donald “Ducky” Mallard on the long-running CBS crime procedural “NCIS.”
McCallum leaves behind his wife of 56 years, three sons, a daughter, and eight grandchildren. His family and fans remember him as a talented actor and a warm presence on and off the screen. He will be deeply missed for his sense of humor, his memorable characters, and his impact on the entertainment industry.