The recent passing of David McCallum, a beloved actor renowned for his role on “NCIS,” has left a void in the hearts of fans and his family. The 90-year-old actor, husband, father, and grandfather passed away from natural causes at New York Presbyterian Hospital, surrounded by his loved ones, just days after celebrating his 90th birthday.

While many remember McCallum for his portrayal of the medical examiner on “NCIS,” his acting career spanned decades, notably featuring his role as a Soviet spy in “The Man from U.N.C.L.E.” from 1964 to 1968. However, McCallum, a family man at heart, always prioritized his family over his successful career. Even during his time on “NCIS,” he made efforts to adjust his work schedule to spend more quality time with his wife, Katherine Carpenter, their children, and grandchildren.

In an announcement about continuing his role on “NCIS” for Season 16, McCallum expressed his joy and gratitude for reaching an agreement with CBS. He shared, “Once again, the schedule will be constrained. That arrangement will enable me to spend more time with Katherine, our children, and our six grandchildren.”

In a poignant interview conducted just before his passing, McCallum reflected on his illustrious career, recalling memorable moments, significant contacts, and the surprising nature of his work. Despite contemplating retirement and expressing reservations about flying to film with new cast members, the seasoned actor acknowledged that retirement was still a work in progress for him and his wife.

David McCallum’s legacy extends beyond his on-screen achievements, touching the lives of his family and fans alike. His wife, children, and grandchildren continue to mourn his loss, cherishing the memories of a remarkable man who left an indelible mark on the entertainment industry.

By chrysos