One of Hollywood's greatest stars, the actor Kirk Douglas, died on Wednesday, 103-year-old. He is among others known for its glansrolle in the title role in the blockbuster film 'Spartacus' and movies such as 'Champion' and 'His Way'.
It writes multiple media, including the renowned filmmagasin Variety , CNN and the BBC
Michael Douglas, who here stands with his father, says a touching goodbye to the legend with a posting on Instagram. Photo: Ritzau Scanpix
He was the father of actor Michael Douglas and the head of the family for a number of Hollywood personalities, including his two other sons, the producers Joel and Peter Douglas, and his grandson, the actor Cameron Douglas.
His most famous son, Michael Douglas, has also posted a touching farewell to his father on Instagram. Here he writes the following:
'It is with great sadness that my brothers and I now communicate, to Kirk Douglas today has left us in a the age of 103 years. He was one of the world's great legends, an actress from the movie the golden age, there also lived a long life into his golden years'.
'But for me and my brothers, Joel and Peter, he was just dad. And for Catherine he was a wonderful father-in-law, and her grandchildren and great-grandchildren he was a wonderful grandfather. And of his wife Anne a good husband.'
'kirk's life was lived well, and he leaves behind a legacy in the film world, that will last for many generations to come'.
'Let me finish with the words I told my father on his last birthday, and which will always be true: Dad I love you so much, and I am proud to be your son. #Kirk Douglas'.
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It is with tremendous sadness that my brothers and I announce that Kirk Douglas left us today to 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, two 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 two aid the public and bring peace to the planet. Let me end with the words Of the customs 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
Kirk Douglas was Oscar-nominated three times. And in 1996, he received an honorary Oscar.
Kirk Douglas in a scene from his most famous film 'Spartacus' for the actress Jean Simmons. Photo: Ritzau Scanpix.
Kirk Douglas is celebrating her 90 birthday in 2006. Photo: AP.