Scottish-born actor David McCallum, who is known for starring in hit shows like NCIS and The Man From U.N.C.L.E, has died at the age of 90.

The news of his passing in New York was confirmed by the Glasgow star's family on Monday evening with them remembering him as a "loving father".

The actor is best known for playing a secret agent in the 1960s spy drama The Man From U.N.C.L.E but has gained recent popularity for his role as a pathologist on the hit CBS show NCIS.

David McCallum also featured heavily on the big screen, seeing him star in films like The Great Escape, The Greatest Story Ever Told and A Night To Remember.

David McCallum remembered as a 'loving father' and 'true renascence man' as star dies aged 90

Before entering the film and television industry, McCallum initially pursued a career in music, following in the footsteps of his parents who were both classical musicians.

In a statement, his family shared that the celebrity actor was a "true renascence man".

His son, Peter McCallum added: "He was the kindest, coolest, most patient and loving father. He always put family before self.

"He was fascinated by science and culture and would turn those passions into knowledge.

"For example, he was capable of conducting a symphony orchestra and (if needed) could actually perform an autopsy, based on his decades-long studies for his role on NCIS."

CBS also released a statement, praising the star as "a gifted actor and author".

The statement added: “He led an incredible life and his legacy will forever live on through his family and the countless hours on film and television that will never go away."