Actor and musician David McCallum has passed away at the age of 90.
The iconic Scottish entertainer rose to fame after appearing in the hit show The Man From U.N.C.L.E. from 1964 to 1968 and was best known for portraying eccentric medical examiner Donald ‘Ducky’ Mallard on 456 episodes of NCIS from 2003 to 2023.
According to a CBS statement, the man died from natural causes at New York Presbyterian Hospital. He was surrounded by his loved ones at the time of his passing.
“David was a gifted actor and author, and beloved by many around the world. He led an incredible life, and his legacy will forever live on through his family and the countless hours on film and television that will never go away,” CBS said.
Paying a tribute to the dedicated actor, who spent time learning about autopsies at the Los Angeles coroner’s office in order to gain knowledge needed to play his NCIS role better, were also the series’ executive producers David North and Steven D. Binder.
“He was a scholar and a gentleman, always gracious, a consummate professional, and never one to pass up a joke. From day one, it was an honor to work with him and he never let us down. He was, quite simply, a legend,” they said.
Besides his groundbreaking role in The Man From U.N.C.L.E. and his two-decade performance for the NCIS, McCallum also appeared in a variety of other films and TV shows including The Invisible Man, Sapphire and Steel, Sex and the City, Murder, She Wrote, and more.
Our thoughts remain with David’s loved ones during this challenging time.
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