Actor David McCallum died on Monday, 26 September, of natural causes at the age of 90. He was a popular teenage heartthrob in the 1960s series The Man from UNCLE. Further, he is well known for his role as the eccentric medical examiner in the popular NCIS series!
In his last moments, he was surrounded by his family as he was admitted to the New York Presbyterian Hospital! According to a statement by CBS, he died of natural causes on Monday! He is known as a gifted actor and was also an author.
David McCallum was survived by his son Peter, who stated he was the “kindest, Coolest, most patient and loving father”! In his personal life, he was known as a Renaissance man with a fascination with culture, knowledge, and science.
Known worldwide for his amazing acting skills, he has led an incredible life, creating a cherished legacy! He has invested countless hours in television and films, which will forever stay, creating a significant career graph for him.
The actor has a detailed career with diverse roles essayed in films such as The Great Escape, The Greatest Story Ever Told, and A Night to Remember. McCallum, when young, was blonde with the Beatles haircut! He became a household name in the mid-60s because of the television series The Man from UNCLE.
The Scottish-born actor played the sidekick Illya Kuryakin to Napoleon Solo, portrayed by Robert Vaughn in the popular television series! The series launched in 1966 and is based on the book The Man from UNCLE by Jon Heitland.
During the success of the James Bond books, the concept of the Spy universe took speed! It is said that Ian Fleming, the creator of James Bond, helped create the television show The Man from UNCLE and instigated some of the structure and plotlines of the show.
Initially, the role portrayed by McCallum was small; however, later, the role caught on in popularity due to the enigma and good looks of the actor!