Hollywood legendary actor Kirk Douglas has died at the age of 103.
Kirk, who appeared in over 70 films, died on Wednesday, February 5, 2020, at his home in Beverly Hills, California.
His passing on was confirmed by son, Michael Douglas, via a statement on his Facebook page. In the statement, Michael wrote in great detail how much Kirk meant and was loved by both his immediate and extended family.
The statement reads:
“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 of us all 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 grandchildren, 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.”
Until his death, Kirk stood as one of the remaining stars of Hollywood golden age. Born Danielovitch on December 9, 1916, to parents of Russian descent in New York city, he began his career as a stage actor and went on to be nominated for Best Actor Oscar in 1959.
He starred in over 70 films in a long and glittering career, and is best remembered for his lead role in the Roman-era gladiator movie ‘Spartacus’.
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