Iconic NCIS Actor David McCallum Dead at 90 – A Heartbreaking Loss for Fans

 September 25, 2023

David McCallum, the Scottish-born actor who won hearts as the medical examiner "Ducky" on the long-running TV series "NCIS," passed away on Monday at the age of 90. He died of natural causes at New York Presbyterian Hospital.

McCallum's career spanned decades and mediums, from stage to screen, leaving an indelible mark on the entertainment industry. "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," said CBS in a heartfelt statement.

A Career of Distinction

Born in Glasgow, Scotland, on September 19, 1933, McCallum initially studied at the Royal Academy of Music before transitioning to acting. His early career saw him performing Shakespeare and eventually moving to the United States in the 1960s.

He gained recognition for his role in "The Man from U.N.C.L.E," earning Emmy and Golden Globe nominations. McCallum also starred in films like "The Greatest Story Ever Told" and "The Great Escape." However, it was his role as Dr. Donald "Ducky" Mallard on "NCIS" that endeared him to audiences worldwide. He appeared in more than 400 episodes of the hit CBS show.

Remembering a Legend

McCallum's character on "NCIS" was not just a medical examiner but a wise and quirky confidante to Mark Harmon's Jethro Gibbs. "He was a scholar and a gentleman, always gracious, a consummate professional, and never one to pass up a joke," said the "NCIS" executive producers.

McCallum is survived by his wife of 56 years, Katherine, his children, and eight grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations to the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation.

As we mourn the loss of this iconic actor, it's important to celebrate the life he lived and the joy he brought to countless viewers. David McCallum's legacy is one of talent, kindness, and an enduring commitment to his craft.

"He was, quite simply, a legend. He was also family and will be deeply missed,"

"NCIS" executive producers.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the McCallum family during this difficult time.

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