Kirk Douglas, a true legend in film, has passed away at the age of 103. The Oscar nominee starred in classic films like Spartacus, Ace in the Hole, and most recently, the New York native featured in the TV movie, Empire State Building Murders.
Michael Douglas, one of Kirk Douglas’ three sons, revealed the unfortunate news on his father’s death in a heartfelt statement to People Magazine.
“It is with tremendous sadness that my brothers and I announce that Kirk Douglas left us today at the age of 103.”
He continued, saying.
“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.”
Michael ended his emotional words, stating.
“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.”
Michael Douglas’ touching words are sure to inspire us all and help us remember the legend that was Kirk Douglas.