Kirk Douglas, a star of the Hollywood’s Golden Age, passed away on 5 February (Wednesday) at the age of 103 due to natural causes. He died at his home in Beverly Hills, California.
Following his death, Michael Douglas (his son) took to Facebook to share the sad news with the world.
“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,” posts Michael Douglas.
The career of Kirk Douglas spanned seven decades. The actor was well-known for a range of roles, however, he will be best remembered for “Spartacus,” “Lust for Life,” “Paths of Glory,” “Champion” and “The Bad and the Beautiful.” He was also nominated for an Oscar three times. Kirk Douglas finally received the honorary accolade in 1996 in recognition of acting achievements during 50 years in the industry.
We Are So Sugary staff offers condolences to the family of Kirk Douglas. May he rest in peace.