The world mourns the loss of cinema legend David McCallum, who passed away just days after celebrating his 90th birthday. Let’s delve into McCallum’s greatest milestones and discover how he is remembered by his co-stars. With an incredible legacy spanning seven decades, McCallum’s career has left an indelible mark on the industry. His role as secret agent Illya Kuryakin in ‘The Man from U.N.C.L.E.’ made him a sex symbol and an idol for a generation. Even in NCIS, there was a reference to his iconic character. His dedication to the NCIS series led him to become an expert in forensics, with attendance at medical examiner conventions. While McCallum had plans to return for NCIS Season 21, recent strikes have delayed production. Nevertheless, his co-star Mark Harmon reflected on David’s “great, full, and long life.” Michael Weatherly fondly recalled how David “made every moment count, both in life and on set.” Brian Dietzen praised him as a mentor and scene partner, describing him as a joy to work with. Beyond his career, McCallum cherished his role as a family man, being a devoted father of five and a beloved grandfather of six. In his final years, McCallum found harmony in his work and family life. Rest in Peace, David McCallum!
Inside David McCallum’s Life Before He Passed Away | OSSA