Kirk Douglas, Iconic Hollywood Star, Passed Away

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Kirk Douglas, iconic Hollywood Star, passed away

Kirk Douglas, Iconic Hollywood Star, Passed Away

The American silver screen pioneer Kirk Douglas, the son of Jewish Russian refugees who grew to become one of Hollywood’s biggest-ever actors, has died, his family confirmed Wednesday. He was 103 years old.

Some of the few remnants of cinema’s golden age, Douglas was known for his macho and not-always-like bad guy appearances over a six-decade career in about 90 films.

Kirk’s son and actor Michael Douglas took a couple of pictures to his Instagram page and wrote a heartfelt homage to his friend. He communicated, “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 setting 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 the 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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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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