Actor David McCallum, famous for his role in the hit series The Man From U.N.C.L.E. in the 1960s and later as the eccentric medical examiner in NCIS, has passed away at the age of 90. McCallum died of natural causes at New York Presbyterian Hospital, surrounded by family. He had a successful career, appearing in films such as A Night to Remember and The Great Escape before becoming a household name in The Man From U.N.C.L.E. The show, set during the Cold War, featured McCallum as Illya Kuryakin, the Russian sidekick to Robert Vaughn’s Napoleon Solo. The series became a hit, particularly with young girls attracted to McCallum’s good looks. McCallum later returned to television in 2003 with CBS’ NCIS, playing Dr. Donald “Ducky” Mallard. He took the role seriously, spending time in a Los Angeles coroner’s office to better understand how autopsies are conducted. McCallum’s work with U.N.C.L.E. brought him two Emmy nominations, and he was also known for his appearances in various other TV shows and films. He is survived by his wife Katherine and their children.
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