David McCallum, who portrayed medical examiner “Ducky” on “NCIS,” died on Monday. He was 90.
McCallum’s representative confirmed his death to Fox News Digital. He died of natural causes at New York Presbyterian Hospital.
“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 in a statement provided to Fox News Digital.
McCallum was born in Glasgow, Scotland on Sept. 19, 1933, and studied at the Royal Academy of Music. He switched gears into acting after receiving a positive response from performing Shakespeare’s “King John” at a local theater group.
He moved to the states in the ’60s and was cast for a bit part in the TV series, “The Man from U.N.C.L.E.” His chemistry with Robert Vaughn turned the role into a co-starring show, where he earned two Emmy Award nominations and Golden Globe nods.
McCallum’s success continued into film roles, including the Biblical drama, “The Greatest Story Ever Told,” “The Great Escape, “Mosquito Squadron,” “Freud” and “A Night to Remember.”
McCallum portrayed Chief Medical Examiner Donald “Ducky” Mallard on the police procedural drama, “NCIS.” His character was known for being somewhat eccentric, but also being a highly skilled investigator and close confidante to Mark Harmon’s Jethro Gibbs.
David is survived by his wife of 56 years, Katherine McCallum, his sons Paul McCallum, Valentine McCallum and Peter McCallum, his daughter Sophie McCallum and his eight grandchildren.