David McCallum, an actor best known as a handsome young man in the 1960s television blockbuster “The Man From UNCLE” and playing an eccentric medical examiner in the extreme “NCIS” series period of success 40 years later, passed away. He is 90 years old.
According to a statement released by CBS, McCallum passed away naturally on Monday at New York Presbyterian Hospital in the care of relatives.
“David is a talented actor and author and is loved by many people around the world. “He had an incredible life and his legacy will forever live on through his family and the countless hours spent watching movies and television that will never be lost,” a statement from CBS said. know.
Scottish-born McCallum found success starring in films such as “The Great Escape,” “The Greatest Story Ever Told” and “A Night to Remember” (about the Titanic) as Judas. However, the blonde actor with the Beatles-inspired hairstyle became a household name in the mid-1960s thanks to “The Man From UNCLE.”
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David McCallum’s health and illness
David McCallum, who will be 90 in September, announced in an earlier post that he would reduce his workload to “allow me to spend time with Katherine, our children, age 6.” .
Even though he has been a member of the NCIS team for a very long time as Donald “Ducky” Mallard, McCallum hasn’t been around much lately.
His character Ducky was shown in the ninth season finale of NCIS having a stroke or heart attack, raising questions about the actor’s health.
It is important to emphasize that these incidents are completely fictional and are part of the film’s plot. McCallum has not had a stroke and is in excellent condition.
What caused David McCullum’s death?
According to a statement released by CBS, McCallum passed away at New York Presbyterian Hospital on Monday, September 25, 2023, of natural causes while surrounded by family. “David was a talented playwright and performer, loved by people around the world.