David McCallum will be missed.
As we say goodbye, the entertainment industry and millions of fans are in mourning to the renowned David McCallum, best known as Chief Medical Examiner Donald “Ducky” Mallard on CBS’ blockbuster series ‘NCIS.’
McCallum died in New York at the age of 90, leaving behind a legacy that will live on in our hearts forever.
The final member of the original cast
David McCallum enjoyed a rare position in the television world: he was the final original cast member of ‘NCIS.’
He graced our screens for an astonishing two decades as “Ducky,” a character who was both eccentric and incredibly efficient, known for his remarkable investigation skills and psychological profiling knowledge.
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Michael Weatherly, McCallum’s former coworker on ‘NCIS,’ delivered emotional comments in memory of the late actor. “David McCallum made every moment count, in life and on set,” he said.
Let’s raise a glass to a humorous, great, and honest man. I only have three autographs. McCallum, Connery, and Tony Bennett. I had the same reaction as Steve McQueen in this scene from The Great Escape: “Wow! David McCallum is here! Nobody else did it better. We were fortunate to have him bring Ducky to us. Let us give all of our love to his lovely family. David, rest in peace.”
Tribute from Lauren Holly
Lauren Holly, who played Jenny Shepherd on ‘NCIS’ from 2005 to 2015, sent a touching message: “RIP David McCallum.” You were the nicest man I’d ever met. Thank you for being who you are.”
Jon Cryer Pays Tribute to a Legend
Jon Cryer, who played Duckie in the 1986 picture ‘Pretty in Pink,’ expressed his condolences on McCallum’s death. He described the news as upsetting and thanked him for the opportunity to work with him.
Cryer remembers McCallum fondly as a humorous, happy, and wonderful performer, emphasising their special bond through their characters named “Ducky.”
A Fantastic Actor and Gentleman
Former CBS Entertainment President Kelly Kahl lauded McCallum as a fantastic performer and a good man and expressed gratitude for having him as part of the network’s legacy for so many years.
A Legacy That Extends Beyond ‘NCIS’
David McCallum’s career spanned more than just ‘NCIS.’ ‘The Man From U.N.C.L.E.,’ ‘The Invisible Man,’ and a number of other television shows featured his presence.
‘The Education of Max Bickford,’ ‘Sapphire and Steel,’ ‘Colditz,’ ‘Motherlove,’ and ‘Kidnapped,’ as well as guest appearances on ‘The Outer Limits,’ ‘Law & Order,’ and ‘Sex and the City.’
As we say goodbye to David McCallum, we reflect on the amazing impact he had on the entertainment industry.
His portrayal of “Ducky” won him followers all over the world, and his devotion to his art left an unforgettable stamp on television history.
While the loss of this legendary actor is heartbreaking, his memory and the characters he created will live on in the hearts of all who adored his work.
David McCallum’s legacy reflects his enormous talent, incredible career, and the joy he offered others.