Did David McCallum, star of ‘NCIS’ and ‘Man From U.N.C.L.E.’, pass away at age 90?

Beloved actor David McCallum, best known for his roles in “NCIS” and “Man From U.N.C.L.E.,” has sadly passed away at the age of 90. The Scottish-born film and television star died on Monday, September 25, surrounded by his friends and family at New York-Presbyterian Hospital from natural causes.

McCallum gained fame for his portrayal of Dr. Donald “Ducky” Mallard on “NCIS,” a role he played from the show’s first season until its most recent. His character, a Medical Examiner turned NCIS historian, became a favorite among fans of the long-running series. Interestingly, McCallum also starred as secret agent Ilya Kuryakin in “The Man From U.N.C.L.E.” movie, and “NCIS” even made a clever joke referencing his connection to the film.

Upon hearing the news of McCallum’s passing, “NCIS” executive producers Steven D. Binder and David North released a heartfelt statement honoring the actor. They described him as wise, quirky, enigmatic, and always gracious, both on and off screen. They considered it an honor to work with McCallum, who they described as a consummate professional and a legend. “He was also family and will be deeply missed,” they concluded.

David McCallum leaves behind his wife of 56 years, Katherine, as well as his children Val, Jason, Sophie, Peter, and Paul. As of now, no information has been released about how his character, Ducky, will be written out of “NCIS.” Fans of the show eagerly await any updates regarding this matter.

The passing of David McCallum is a great loss to the entertainment industry and his fans worldwide. His memorable performances and his warmth as a person will always be remembered. Rest in peace, David McCallum.