– David McCallum passed away at the age of 87
– NCIS cast members, both past and present, have paid tribute to the actor
– McCallum was best known for his role as Dr. Donald “Ducky” Mallard on NCIS
The acting community is mourning the loss of David McCallum, who passed away at the age of 87. He was best known for his role as Dr. Donald “Ducky” Mallard on the long-running television series, NCIS. Cast members from the show, both past and present, have paid tribute to the actor, lauding his talent and contributions to the series.
McCallum’s portrayal of Dr. Mallard, a forensic scientist and medical examiner, earned him praise and admiration from both critics and fans. His character on NCIS was known for his dedication, intelligence, and wit, as well as his unique storytelling abilities. This character became a fan favorite and integral part of the show.
As news of McCallum’s passing spread, several NCIS cast members took to social media to express their condolences and share their memories of the actor. Pauley Perrette, who played forensic scientist Abby Sciuto on the show, tweeted, “Devastated. Love, prayers, condolences, and eternal gratitude for #DavidMcCallum. Our beloved #Ducky. The most amazing actor, friend, and human being.” Another former cast member, Michael Weatherly, who played special agent Anthony DiNozzo, shared, “David McCallum’s talent, humor, and intelligence were a light in this world. He will be deeply missed.”
Moreover, current cast members like Brian Dietzen, who portrays Dr. Jimmy Palmer, expressed their sadness and admiration for McCallum. Dietzen posted on Instagram, “David was kind, intelligent, and wonderfully talented. I am grateful to have shared the screen and a portion of life with him.”
McCallum’s talent was not limited to just NCIS, as he had a storied acting career spanning over six decades. He appeared in numerous television shows and films, including the classic series “The Man from U.N.C.L.E.” Nonetheless, it was his role as Dr. Mallard that resonated deeply with fans and earned him a special place in their hearts.
As fellow cast members and fans continue to pay tribute to David McCallum, one thing is abundantly clear: his impact on NCIS, as well as the lives of those who knew and worked with him, will be felt for years to come.