LOS ANGELES: Kirk Douglas, one of Hollywood’s last golden age film superstars and known for his serious, athletic roles in movies such as Spartacus and Paths of Glory, died at age 103.
His son actor Michael Douglas said in a statement on his Instagram account,” My brother and I are confirming with great sorrow that Kirk Douglas left us today at the age of 103.”
His son also said, “He was a legend to the world, a star from the golden age of cinema who survived well into his golden years, a humanitarian whose dedication to justice and the values he believed in setting the benchmark for us all to aspire.”
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It is with tremendous sadness that my brothers and I announce that Kirk Douglas left us today at the age of 103. To the world he was a legend, an actor from the golden age of movies who lived well into his golden years, a humanitarian whose commitment to justice and the causes he believed in set a standard for all of us to aspire to. But to me and my brothers Joel and Peter he was simply Dad, to Catherine, a wonderful father-in-law, to his grandchildren and great grandchild their loving grandfather, and to his wife Anne, a wonderful husband. Kirk’s life was well lived, and he leaves a legacy in film that will endure for generations to come, and a history as a renowned philanthropist who worked to aid the public and bring peace to the planet. Let me end with the words I told him on his last birthday and which will always remain true. Dad- I love you so much and I am so proud to be your son. #KirkDouglas