Spartacus actor, and one of the last surviving stars of Hollywood’s Golden Age, Kirk Douglas has died on Wednesday at the age of 103.
His son, an acting icon, Michael Douglas confirmed the death of the renowned actor as he paid tribute to his Oscar-winning father.
In Michael’s words, “It is with tremendous sadness that my brothers and I announce that Kirk Douglas left us today at the age of 103,” Michael, who is also an Acadamy Award-winner.
“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.”
While Michael’s tribute continued, he shared family photos of his father on Instagram. He said, “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.”
Interestingly, Douglas never wanted his children to pick up a career in acting. But Michael passionately went into acting and became a superstar and a successful producer.
Other children, Joel and Peter also were producers and Eric was an actor until his 2004 death from a drug overdose.