Veteran actor David McCallum, renowned for his role as Dr. Donald ‘Ducky’ Mallard on the popular television series “NCIS,” has sadly passed away at the age of 90. The news of his demise was confirmed by CBS, stating that he died from natural causes on Monday at New York Presbyterian Hospital.
David McCallum, best known for his portrayal of Dr. Donald ‘Ducky’ Mallard on “NCIS,” has passed away at the age of 90. His remarkable acting career and memorable characters will be cherished by fans around the world.
A Remarkable Career and Beloved by Many
David McCallum, with a career spanning decades, was not only an incredible actor but also an accomplished author. CBS fondly remembers him as a gifted talent who was adored by fans worldwide. His lasting legacy will endure through his family and the extensive body of work he contributed to film and television.
From “NCIS” to “The Man from U.N.C.L.E.”
McCallum’s most notable role came in the form of Dr. Donald ‘Ducky’ Mallard on “NCIS,” where he appeared in over 400 episodes. However, his talent extended beyond this iconic character. During the 1960s, he starred in the renowned TV show “The Man from U.N.C.L.E.” and earned nominations for both Emmy and Golden Globe awards.
An Accomplished Actor Across Different Mediums
David McCallum wasn’t limited to the small screen. He also made his mark in the world of cinema, with notable appearances in films such as “The Great Escape,” “A Night to Remember,” “Mosquito Squadron,” “Freud,” and “The Greatest Story Ever Told.” His versatility as an actor allowed him to showcase his talent across various genres and mediums.
A Cherished Family Man
In addition to his successful career, David McCallum was a devoted husband and father. He leaves behind his loving wife, with whom he shared 56 years of marriage, as well as his three sons, daughter, and eight grandchildren. His presence will be sorely missed within his family and the entertainment industry.
An “NCIS” Tribute
CBS has announced that an upcoming 20th anniversary “NCIS” marathon will include a special “In Memoriam” segment to honor David McCallum’s contribution to the show. This tribute will provide fans with an opportunity to celebrate his memorable portrayal of Dr. Donald ‘Ducky’ Mallard.
David McCallum’s untimely passing has left a void in the entertainment world. However, his extraordinary talent, infectious charm, and unforgettable characters will remain in the hearts of his fans for years to come.