David McCallum, renowned Scottish actor, has passed away at the age of 90. Known for his roles as Illya Kuryakin on The Man from U.N.C.L.E. and Donald ‘Ducky’ Mallard on NCIS, he left a lasting impact on the acting community and will be missed.
How did David McCallum Die?
McCallum died of natural causes at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, surrounded by family, according to a CBS representative. McCallum had three boys with his late wife Jill Ireland — Paul, Jason, who died in 1989 after an accidental drug overdose, and Val, a guitarist who has played with Jackson Browne and others — and two children with Katherine Carpenter, Peter and Sophie. The actor’s grandchildren Julia, Luca, Iain, Stella, Gavin, George, Alessandro, and Whit are also survivors. A memorial service will be held in his honor. Donations to the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation are preferred.
Aside from the main highlights of his acting career, McCallum also appeared on the big screen in the Titanic tale A Night to Remember (1958), John Huston’s Freud (1962), Sol Madrid (1968), Mosquito Squadron (1969) and Cherry (1999). He was especially applauded in Steel & Sapphire. On television, he starred as Dr. Daniel Westin, a crime-fighting government agent, on NBC’s The Invisible Man (among many other notable roles), created by Harve Bennett and Steven Bochco; provided the voice of C.A.R. on the Disney Channel’s The Replacements; and recurred on CBS’ The Education of Max Bickford.
“He was the kindest, coolest, most patient and loving father. He always put family before self. He looked forward to any chance to connect with his grandchildren and had a unique bond with each of them. He and his youngest grandson, Whit, 9, could often be found in the corner of a room at family parties having deep philosophical conversations.”David McCallum’s son, Peter