Hollywood legend Kirk Douglas passed away today at the age of 103. He is survived by his wife of 65 years Anne Buydens and his sons Michael, Joel, and Peter. The news was revealed by son and fellow Hollywood legend Michael Douglas in a statement.
“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.
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.”
The legendary actor had a tremendous career and is credited with over 90 films spanning across seven decades. Spartacus and The Vikings were two of his notable films making him one of the biggest box office stars on the 1950’s and 60’s.