Hollywood Icon, Kirk Douglas dies at age 103
Closeup of American actor Kirk Douglas. (Photo by Frank Capri/Getty Images)

Michael Douglas announced that his father, legendary actor Kirk Douglas died today at the age of 103.


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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

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Kirk is most famously known for his role in the epic film Spartacus, which over the years has amassed a cult-like following. With over 90 credits, 75 of which were in film, Kirk was a Hollywood superstar before the phrase was popular. He is survived by his wife Anne, sons Michael, Joel, and Peter.

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