'NCIS' actor David McCallum dies at 90
He originally achieved acclaim playing secret agent Illya Kuryakin on "The Man from U.N.C.L.E."
Actor David McCallum has died at the age of 90.
"We are deeply saddened by the passing of David McCallum and privileged that CBS was his home for so many years," the official account of the NCIS franchise posted on X. "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."
"We will miss his warmth and endearing sense of humor that lit up any room or soundstage he stepped onto, as well as the brilliant stories he often shared from a life well-lived," the statement continued. "Our hearts go out to his wife Katherine and his entire family, and all those who knew and loved David."
The actor was best known to younger generations as Dr. Donald "Ducky" Mallard on the NCIS series. He originally achieved acclaim playing secret agent Illya Kuryakin on "The Man from U.N.C.L.E."
The Scottish-born actor also appeared in 1963's "The Great Escape," and later found success as a voice actor, contributing to major video game titles such as Diablo III.
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